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Music, Thu 7 Feb 2019

Fitzwilliam String Quartet with the Opera North St

Fitzwilliam String Quartet with the Opera North St


One of the longest running string quartets in the world, THE FITZWILLIAM QUARTET was founded in 1968 by four Cambridge undergraduates. The group quickly achieved international recognition through their interpretations of Shostakovich’s quartets and for their diverse repertoire.

In this specially curated recital to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Howard Assembly Room, they combine Shostakovich’s light-hearted but emotionally rich _String Quartet No. 10_ and his _Octet_ for which they join forces with the OPERA NORTH STRING QUARTET. They also perform Beethoven’s Harp quartet, Purcell’s _Fantasia 10_ and a new commission by Marcus Barcham Stevens, _Double on Fantasia 10_, inspired by the sacred associations of the number 10 and the themes and motifs from Purcell’s piece.

Coach parties acceptedOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 7 Feb 2019 19:15 to 00:00


£19 (concessions available)


Entrance via Leeds Grand Theatre,
46 New Briggate,



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Map reference: SE 303338  Lat: 53.79985 Long: -1.54122

By Road:
Follow the Leeds loop and come off at junction 8.

By Public Transport:
From the railway station, walk up Park Row from City Square to The Headrow. Turn right along The Headrow. Pass The Light complex, and Dortmund Square. Turn left along New Briggate for 50yds. Leeds Grand Theatre is on the right.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Leeds station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups