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Oxford Chamber Music Society – Schubert & Different Trains

January 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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The Bingham is one of the most innovative of UK string quartets, venturing where not all ensembles choose or dare to go so we are particularly excited to have in the Reich and Crumb two ‘Bingham classics’. Their performance of the first of Schubert’s three late, great quartets will be immensely satisfying  

Steve Reich’s Different Trains from 1988 compares his childhood American train journeys with contemporary ones of the Holocaust trains, using taped recordings of spoken interviews and train sounds to accompany the relentless motion of the strings. George Crumb’s Black Angels: Thirteen Images from the Dark Land of 1970 was his protest against the Vietnam War. The four instruments, played with all manner of extended techniques, are electronically amplified and the players also whisper and shout and play percussion instruments. A challenging afternoon, though for some the highlight of our season.

Bingham String Quartet: Steve Bingham, violin, Marina Gillam, violin, Brenda Stewart, viola, James Halsey, cello.


January 21
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Holywell Music Room
Holywell Street
Oxford, OX1 3SD United Kingdom
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£20, young people 8-25 years – FREE on the door only (courtesy of Cavatina Chamber Music Trust). Cash ticket sales on door at concerts. Advance tickets from Oxford Playhouse 01865 305305