Heath Quartet

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Jessie Maryon Davies

Concept and Stage Director

Lucy Cullingford

Concept and movement


Music by Jörg Widmann and others

Approximate running time: 45m without intermission

Two violins, a viola, and a cello that come together as a quartet—Goethe famously compared this setup to “four intelligent people conversing with one another.” Jörg Widmann’s Jagdquartett (“Hunt Quartet”), on the other hand, portrays a wild chase, with bows almost literally flying through the air. Before long, the hunters become the hunted… Taking Widmann’s work as a starting point, the four instruments explore possibilities beyond the scope of a cultured conversation.

Performance duration: c. 50 minutes
Age 6 and older
Without words