Sunday, January 22, 2023, 7 p.m.
Colin Scobie and George Smith, violin
Elliott Perks, viola; Duncan Strachan, cello
The Maxwell Quartet is firmly regarded as one of Britain’s finest young string quartets with a strong connection to their folk music heritage. Special to this concert will be the premiere of new compositions based on songs associated with the Scottish jute and tweed industries in Dundee and the Hebridean Isles. The Maxwell Quartet, formed in 2010 in Glasgow, Scotland, is now an internationally prizewinning string quartet (2017 Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition) with performances hailed by The New York Times as “eloquent performers … they bring the same sense of charisma and adventure to their performing … the sound of traditional fiddle carried over beautifully into fresh readings of Haydn and Beethoven.” The ensemble holds distinguished guest faculty positions at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow and the Music at Paxton Festival in the Scottish Borders.
**Music at Kohl Live debut
String Quartet No. 2
Traditional Scottish/Maxwell Quartet
“Work Songs” (Bay Area Premiere)
String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 67