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Warsaw | 18th Quartessence - birthday premieres

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Quartessence - a child of the Royal String Quartet - has reached the age of majority. The Birthday Festival will be held between the 20th and 22nd of June, 2022 at the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio. Admission free!

This year, due to the situation in the world, the birthday festival will be neither grand nor festive. A lot of emotions await us thanks to the music performed by the Hosts, as well as a specially invited guest - Zoltan Almashi - one of the most interesting cellists and composers in Ukraine. Together with the Royal String Quartet he will play the famous Franz Schubert String Quintet in C major, one of the artist's last works. The evening will be inaugurated by Black Angels of Georg Crumb - the composer who died this year, called his work ‘a kind of parable about our tormented modern world’ and wrote about it "in tempore belli" (in the time of war). The composition, created in 1970, was a strong voice of opposition to the war in Vietnam and is unfortunately still valid today.


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Detailed programme: https://royalstringquartet.pl/