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Maxwell String Quartet
Colin Scobie and George Smith violins
Elliot Perks viola
Duncan Strachan cello

J.P. Sweelinck Fantasia Chromatica (8’)
Traditional Fear a Bhata (4’)
Joey Roukens Visions at Sea (15’)
Traditional Da Full Rigged Ship (5’)
Herbert Howells Fantasy Quartet Op. 25 (13’)
Traditional Griogal Cridhe (4’)
Josef Haydn Quartet No. 66 in G Major Op. 77 No.1 (24’)

Total: 77’

The Maxwell String Quartet’s spellbinding brand of classical and folk music repertoire comes to the fore in this programme created especially for Cheltenham. Playing music influenced by the folk tradition and their own uplifting arrangements of traditional Scottish tunes, it features Dutch composer Joey Roukens’ atmospheric Visions at Sea and the ecstatically lyrical Fantasy String Quartet by Gloucestershire’s own Herbert Howells. Praised by The Strad Magazine for “superb storytelling by four great communicators” this young string ensemble is fast emerging as one of Britain’s finest.

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Kindly supported by Mary Mackenzie, Richard Walton & Friends and Herbert Howells Trust.

Venue

Town Hall, Classic FM Stage

The Town Hall, situated on Imperial Gardens in the centre of Cheltenham comprises of a Grand Main Hall, distinguished by its Corinthian styles columns and coved ceiling. The Main Hall is accompanied by dining and drawing rooms, as well as the Pillar Room bar.

The venue’s early 20th century Edwardian elegance makes it the classic ‘shoebox’ concert hall. With a seating capacity of 900, the Town Hall is perfectly suited to grand symphony orchestra performances with a thrilling impact.

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