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Opening Concert Third Edition

with Cuarteto Quiroga, Ilker Arcayürek

20:15 / Sat 29 Jan / Muziekgebouw Main Hall / € 39

Evening Concert    Première    String Quartet +    Voice   
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Cuarteto Quiroga
Photo : Igor Studio

Cuarteto Quiroga

Aitor Hevia (viool)
Cibrán Sierra (viool)
Josep Puchades (altviool)
Helena Poggio (cello)

Dove

Togetherness (wereldpremière)

Dove

In Damascus

Brahms

String Quartet no. 1, op. 51/1

For us, as a biennale, being together and being separated is a recurring topic: we are together for eight days, then separated for almost two years. But when the 2020 and 2022 editions turned out to enclose a global pandemic, that concept of togetherness and alone-ness changed — perhaps forever. Although we could not have foreseen it during our first meeting, the new work by Jonathan Dove turned out to be the perfect opening of the third edition: he chose Togetherness as the title for his new string quartet.

Cuarteto Quiroga, joined by tenor Ilker Arcayürek, plays another recent piece by Dove: In Damascus. Another composition in which Dove makes the zeitgeist tangible — a powerful setting of texts by Syrian poet Ali Safar for tenor and string quartet; “a cold and powerful vision of indescribable beauty, torn by a haphazard war.”

It is precisely those themes of freedom and loneliness that are also reflected in Brahms’ music: “For me, f.a.e. – frei aber einsam – remained a symbol, and it is my gift, in spite of everything, to evoke it.”

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Although we could not have foreseen it during our first meeting, the new work by Jonathan Dove turned out to be the perfect opening of the third edition: he chose Togetherness as the title for his new string quartet.

 

Ilker Arcayürek
FOTO: Janina Laszlo

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