engagement

 
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We are dedicated to bringing the music we play to as wide an audience as possible. We've worked with some of the UK’s best outreach programmes, including Music in the Round, Children's Classics Concerts and Live Music Now. Here are some examples of what we do.

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Children’s Workshops

These workshops are aimed at young children between the ages of 5-13, but can be adapted to suit older audiences too.Workshops typically last 30-60 minutes and would involve the performance of several short pieces, and an ensuing discussion of the musical and technical details of the piece (or extract). Children are then invited to engage with their own ideas provoked by the music, to explore the connection between expression and execution, and to experience first-hand the 'conversational' aspect of string quartet playing.


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Lecture Recitals

Our Lecture Recitals can be tailored to suit the occasion, but can typically last full recital length (around 1hr 45mins with interval). We perform one or more pieces for string quartet and discuss and explain, with close reference to the music, various key topics in the chosen repertoire. These are usually for an older audience from secondary school students upwards!