Ragazze Quartet
Ragazze Quartet plays both classical and modern string quartet repertoire: inspired and on the highest level. With attractive but unconventional programmes the quartet has come to be one of the most fresh and leading voices in the world of classical music.
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Intimate Letters
About this programme
TUE 28 JAN, 2.15pm
Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam / NL
SUN 01 MAR, 12:00 AM
Muziekgebouw, Eindhoven / NL
WED 04 MAR, 8:00 PM
Theater a/h Vrijthof, Maastricht / NL
WED 11 MAR, 8:15 PM
De Vereeniging, Nijmegen / NL
SUN 22 MAR, 3:00 pm
Ruinekerk, Bergen NH / NL / CANCELLED
SUN 29 MAR, 11:00 AM
Muzenforum, Bloemendaal / NL / CANCELLED
MON 25 MAY
Operadagen, Rotterdam / NL / CANCELLED
SAT 07 NOV, 8:30 PM
CC Amstel, Amsterdam / NL
About this programme
Love letters are not about love; they are about the impossibility of it. About suspension,
disappointment, imagination, memory, hope…
The Ragazze Quartet enters into a liaison with soprano Claron McFadden. Intimate Letters is a theatrical concert around two compositions that are centered around love letters: Janaček’s second string quartet (titled 'Intimate Letters’) and the song cycle’ The Juliet Letters’ by Elvis Costello and the Brodsky Quartet.  Intimate Letters connects both works in one theatrical programme about a form of love that can’t or shouldn’t become physical and that seems to draw its force from the distance between the lovers.  The interaction between the five female musicians on stage –with each other and with the music- slowly becomes a mirror image of the growing tensions and complexities in a romanic relationship that rises and falls in letters and messages.
Repertoire
Janaček
String quartet ‘Intimate Letters
Costello and Brodsky kwartet
The Juliet Letters
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