Experience the string quartet's many possibilities through the music of Caroline Shaw and Philip Glass
  • Date 30 November 2023 - 7.30 p.m.
  • Location Auditorium, Garden Quad, St John's College

Two-time GRAMMY-award winning Attacca Quartet are recognised and acclaimed as one of the most versatile and outstanding ensembles of the moment — a true quartet for modern times. Gliding through traditional classical repertoire through to electronic, video game music and contemporary collaborations, they are one of the world’s most innovative and respected ensembles.

The ensemble's three albums reflect the modern string quartet's many possibilities, and this wide-ranging programme brings together all the elements. Their first album, Real Life, exploded onto the scene with riotous electronic sounds created with producers outside the classical sphere. Of all Joys provided a complete contrast, with simple and heartfelt sounds from Renaissance composers alongside modern minimalists Phillip Glass and Arvo Pärt. Their collaboration with composer Caroline Shaw for the 2019 release Orange saw them win the 2020 GRAMMY Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance, with their follow-up album Evergreen winning the 2023 award in the same category.

Video of the quartet performing: https://youtu.be/16uO_vmURJE?si=crr5wirdNeVPgU4M

More info: https://www.ocmevents.org/whats-on/attacca-quartet

Co-promoted by St John's College with Oxford Contemporary Music and Oxford Festival of the Arts