The Maxwell Quartet from Scotland

Saturday
March 14, 2020
7:30 p.m.
Orlin Trapp Auditorium

Britain's finest string quartets!

The Glasgow-based Maxwell Quartet is regarded as one of Britain's finest string quartets, with performances set apart by the tribute they pay to their Scottish folk music heritage. The quartet performs regularly across the UK and abroad, at venues including London’s Wigmore Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, and the BBC Chamber Music Proms.

The Maxwell Quartet consists of four great friends who grew up playing classical and folk music together in youth orchestras and music schools across Scotland. The group officially began in 2010 at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where its founding members met as postgraduate students. The very next year, the Quartet was appointed as the Conservatoire's Young Artists in Residence.

Colin Scobie, 1st violin   George Smith, 2nd violin   Elliot Perks, viola   Duncan Strachan, cello

 

 

Performing widely across Scotland, the quartet has established a reputation for delighting audiences with their "unaffected enthusiasm" (North Highland Times) and their "panache and conviction" (Strathearn Herald). The quartet has held residencies at Oxford University, Perth Concert Hall and many chamber music festivals across the UK, including their own Loch Shiel Festival in the Scottish Highlands.

1st Prize winner and Audience Prize winner at the Trondheim (Norway) International Chamber Music Competition in 2017, the Maxwell Quartet has been hailed for "great communication" by The Strad Magazine and as “brilliantly fresh, unexpected and exhilarating” by The Scottish Herald.

Their 2017-18 season included engagements in Denmark, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, France and China. Their first North American tour, in Winter 2019, is to coincide with the release of their début CD, featuring works by Haydn and traditional Scottish folk music.

Brilliantly fresh, unexpected and exhilarating . . .

-–- The Scottish Herald


In addition to performance, the ensemble is equally dedicated to the education of the next generation of musicians and music-lovers alike. Members of ABQ have served on faculty at some the top music institutions including the Boston University, Tanglewood Institute, DePaul University, the International Festival and Institute at Round Top, and more. Beyond their teaching efforts, the ensemble also offers a wide range of programs designed to complement and enhance school music programs.
Whether through performances, clinics, or workshops, the Alliance Brass has an infectious enthusiasm they use to inspire a passion for music wherever they go.

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Reciprocity Concerts

Bonus Concerts! Your subscription to LCCCA entitles you to five additional concerts at no extra charge! They are presented by our sister association, Northwest Suburban Community Concert Association
(Formerly the Arlington Heights Community Concert Association).


The Cryan' Shames
Sept. 29, 2019
Sunday, 3:00 p.m.
Forest View Educational Center


Diva Montell
October 20, 2019
Sunday, 3:00 p.m.
Forest View Educational Center


Smith and Adams LCCCA reciprocity concertSt. Louis Brass
March 29, 2020
Sunday, 3:00 p.m.
Forest View Educational Center


Jory Vinikour
April 26, 2020
Sunday, 3:00 p.m.
Forest View Educational Center



Denny Diamond
May 17, 2020
Sunday, 3:00 p.m.
Forest View Educational Center




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