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Duke Music Department Presents Oxford University's Villiers Quartet

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Villiers Quartet

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Durham -- ( Fri., Nov. 3, 2017 )

Duke University Department of Music: Villiers Quartet
Free -- Baldwin Auditorium , (919) 660-3333 , -- 8:00 PM

November 3, 2017 - Durham, NC:

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Frederick Delius, String Quartet (original 1916 version)
Alan Bush, Dialectic
Peter Racine Fricker, String Quartet No. 2
Andrew Waggoner, Every Sentient Being

The Villiers Quartet have released several highly-acclaimed CDs on Naxos, most recently a recording released in May 2017 of the Delius String Quartet (original and revised versions) and the Elgar String Quartet. They are quickly establishing a reputation as champions of 20th-21st century British (and American) music. This concert in Duke's Baldwin Auditorium, part of their 2017 North American tour, features a wonderful balance of the lushly romantic Delius (in its original 1916 version), the lyrical poise of American composer/violinist Andrew Waggoner's recent score Every Sentient Being, and unusual British pieces from the 1920s (Bush's Dialectic) and 1950s (Fricker's Quartet No. 2).

The Villiers are currently Quartet-in-Residence at Oxford University. The Strad hailed them as among the most charismatic and "adventurous" players on the scene.

The public is invited to attend a pre-concert talk given by Daniel Grimley (Merton College, Oxford) at 7 pm in the Library Seminar Room, Biddle Music Building (adjacent to Baldwin Auditorium).

Friday, November 3, 8:00 pm
Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University

Free admission. Info: 919-660-3333 or