St. Matthew Passion
Gulbenkian Orchestra and Choir
String Quartets Festival
The possibility of bringing together six of today’s most inventive and challenging string quartets in just three days will be a unique moment in the 2017/18 season. The David Oistrakh, Jack, Artemis, Arod, Elias and Chiaroscuro string quartets will present a wide repertoire for this instrumental ensemble, from J. S. Bach to Xenakis, with an emphasis on the world première of a work by Andreia Pinto Correia. As an introduction to the genre, this is an excellent opportunity to experience the breadth and diversity of the musical styles brought by the various quartets and also a moment for each of us to discover, or hear again, some of the staple pieces of the chamber music repertoire, along with others that one rarely has the opportunity to hear.
In partnership with the Biennale de Quatuors à Cordes de la Philharmonie de Paris.
Alina Ibragimova Violin
Pablo Hernán Benedí Violin
Emilie Hörnlund Viola
Claire Thirion Cello
Johann Sebastian Bach
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 (selection)
String Quartet in B-flat major, op. 76 n.º 4
Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, op. 131