October 15, 7 pm • Community Church of Sebastopol

The Heath Quartet formed in 2002 at the Royal Northern College of Music. They were selected for representation by YCAT, awarded a Borletti-Buitoni Special Ensemble Scholarship and in 2012 won the Ensemble Prize at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern where they are now regular visitors. In 2016 they won the Gramophone Chamber Award for their recording of the complete string quartets of Sir Michael Tippett, and in May 2013 became the first ensemble in fifteen years to win the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artists Award.

Their award-winning release of the Tippett was followed by two discs recorded for the Harmonia Mundi/PIAS label featuring Tchaikovsky’s first and third quartets (November 2016) and the complete Bartók quartets (June 2017), the latter of which won the 2017 Limelight Chamber Music Award and was nominated for the 2018 Gramophone Chamber Music Award – both projects were part-funded by the Quartet’s Borletti-Buitoni Trust Special Ensemble Scholarship 2011.

The 2021/22 season sees the quartet perform around the UK while continuing their longstanding relationship with the Wigmore Hall, to include the European Premiere of Helen Grime’s String Quartet No. 2. This piece will also feature in their Boulez Saal Berlin residency, where the quartet will also reunite with Jörg Widmann for a performance of his Clarinet Quintet. Other highlights include their Barcelona debut in Palau de la Musica Catalana with soprano Carolyn Sampson and performances at both the Mecklenberg Vorpommern spring and summer festivals. The quartet also look forward to their forthcoming release on Signum Records with Carolyn Sampson featuring works by Berg, Webern and Schoenberg.


Haydn: String Quartet in F minor, Op. 20, No. 5

Fanny Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E flat major

Ravel: String Quartet in F major

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About the Venue: Sebastopol Community Church, Sebastopol

With its gorgeous woodwork, natural light and shoebox shape, this venue presents a beautiful and acoustically excellent space to hear chamber music. The church is located at 1000 Gravenstein Hwy North in Sebastopol. Parking is off Danmar Drive on the west side of the church.  Handicap parking is located immediately behind the church and the general parking  lot is located on the west side of Danmar Dr. Refreshments are available before the concert and during intermission  in the building across the atrium  from  the church.

All facilities are ADA compliant.
Doors are open at 6:30 pm for seating.
Seats are not reserved.
Masks are encouraged but not required.
Call (707) 874-1124 for questions.