The New York-based Escher Quartet tours Europe this month, starting in Germany and continuing to Scotland, England, Hungary and Belgium. Taking in debuts at Musik und Kunstfreunde Heidelberg (7 November), Bath Mozartfest (13 November), Budapest’s kamara.hu Chamber Music Festival (16-19 November), Hampstead Arts Festival (20 November) and de Singel Antwerp (22 November), the quartet’s tour repertoire includes Mozart, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Barber and Grieg.
Meanwhile, the quartet is soon to release its next CD for BIS – its 4th disc on the label – comprising works by Dvorak, Tchaikovsky and Borodin. Due for release on 10 December 2017, the disc follows on from the Escher Quartet’s extremely successful 3-volume Mendelssohn Quartets series, praised for its “sheer finesse” (Gramophone, Volume II) and nominated for a BBC Music Magazine Award (Volume III).
See below for full tour details.
7 November Musik und Kunstfreunde Heidelberg
9 November Osprey Music Society, Scotland
10 November Music Nairn, Scotland
11 November Richmondshire Concerts, Yorkshire
12 November Keswick Music Society, Cumbria
13 November Bath Mozartfest
16-19 November Kamara.hu Chamber Music Festival, Budapest
20 November Hampstead Arts Festival, London
22 November de Singel Antwerp