Late-Night Candlelit Concert
Fantasias and folk
Donald Grant Scottish folk tunes suite
Like Purcell, who often borrowed traditional tunes of his day, the Elias Quartet see no hard border between folk and classical music. Interleaving dazzling fantasias with Scottish traditional tunes, they relish the unstuffy blend of complexity and immediacy, grit and delicacy, that is at the heart of Purcell’s art.
‘There’s something intoxicating about the Elias String Quartet…. Intensely absorbing, exquisitely considered…stunning.’ – Philadelphia Inquirer