Divertimento- A String Quartet highly acclaimed for their performances, their informal approach and their enlightening introductions.
They have a large following for their regular concerts with at least three different programmes each year.
Playing a broad repertoire range from Haydn and Mozart to Walton and Shostakovich. The Quartet also gives concerts with a mixture of styles from classical to light classics.
‘Quite simply it was great’; ‘Deeply moving’; ‘Something strange happened, & it was as though the quartet was playing as one’; ‘The ensemble was superb’; ‘One of the many reasons for attending DSQ concerts is the careful & interesting choice of programming. For pieces both familiar and unfamiliar, the players introduce the music so that the listening is enhanced by entertaining explanations’; ‘ If you feel intimidated by chamber music DSQ is the ideal group to hear. They will hook you in gently, with utmost charm, & open up a whole new world of delight’.
Divertimento String Quartet’s Italian Programme
Madalena Lombardini – Sirmen (1745-1818) – String Quartet no 6
Giuseppe Verdi (1813- 1901) – Ave Maria from ‘Otello’
Nino Rota (1911-1979) – String Quartet
Giacamo Puccini (1858-1924) – Crisantemi (Crysanthemums)
Giuseppe Verdi (1813- 1901) – String Quartet in E minor
Allegro Assai mosso
Listen to them here: https://youtu.be/lAjcgKtMQ5s
And here: https://youtu.be/rYI1VGERXv0