north east scotland's festival of new music

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Smith Quartet

Smith Quartet


  • Stephen Montague String Quartet No 1 In Memoriam
  • Gavin Bryars Sinking of the Titanic
  • Michael Gordon Potassium
  • Steve Reich Different Trains

Admired for its versatility and dynamism, the Smith Quartet is now widely regarded as one of the finest contemporary string ensembles in the world. Recent best-selling discs of the quartet music of Steve Reich and Philip Glass have achieved instant critical acclaim, prompting many reviewers to recommend them as the benchmark recordings of these works.

… beautifully clear, and played with a rather touching delicacy which brings out the subtle poetry of the ending.

BBC Music Magazine on Reich Different Trains CD


Friday 22 October 2010, 7.30 pm

Johnston Hall, Crombie-Johnston Hall, University of Aberdeen, High Street, Aberdeen, AB24 3FX

Ticket Prices: £8, £5 conc, £2 students and under 18 <book here>

In association with the University of Aberdeen
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