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Heath Quartet

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 3:00 PM (Add to calendar)

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

This concert is part of the Wagman Century Series

For its PCMS debut, the Heath Quartet presents a program linking two of England’s most acclaimed 20th century composers: Benjamin Britten and Michael Tippett. The two composers were good friends, with a high level of mutual respect and much in common. Yet while Britten’s music has been performed almost daily since his death, performances of Tippett are rarer, and his music is ripe for rediscovery.

20-25 Minute Introduction to Tippett’s Quartet No. 5
by Thomas Schuttenhelm & Heath Quartet
Tippett: Quartet No. 5
Purcell: Chacony in G Major [Arr. by Britten]
Britten: Quartet No. 2, Op. 36

Heath Quartet

The dynamic and charismatic Heath Quartet is fast earning a reputation as one of the most exciting British chamber ensembles of the moment. In May 2013 they became the first ensemble in 15 years to win the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artists Award. Formed in 2002 at the Royal Northern College of Music they.

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American Philosophical Society

Address: Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

  Benjamin Franklin Hall is a 375 seat auditorium offering plaza level and balcony seating.  All concerts at this venue are general admission seating.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. There are many historic elements to the building.  Designed in the Italianate style, it features a visually striking white marble façade and an impressive collection of…more info