Celebrating 5 years of Folk at the New Room with the return of Methera – a groundbreaking contemporary string quartet with roots firmly planted in English traditional music.
Thursday 22nd September 2022, 7.30pm
(doors 7pm, café bar open from 6.30pm)
Unreserved pew seating.
Tickets £17 (£15 advance) / Concessions £15 (£13 advance)
Tickets available online or in the shop at John Wesley’s New Room.
Methera is a unique ensemble: a string quartet with roots firmly planted in English traditional music. Their national tours, BBC Radio 3 broadcasts and collaborations have helped them establish a reputation as a scintillating live act, blazing a trail through the uncharted territory that lies between folk and chamber music.
Lucy Elkiss (cello), Emma Reid, Sam Sweeney (fiddles) and Miranda Rutter (viola) combine a deep knowledge of traditional music with a wide range of other influences and expertise and a deep sense of musical interaction. Newly composed pieces sit alongside timeless traditional material; their music is both sophisticated and earthy, groundbreaking and familiar, enchanting and thrilling – chamber folk at its best.
“Mesmerising performances” – Anthony Sargent CBE, founding Director of Sage Gateshead
“Seriously stylish playing that’s putting the sparkle back into the tradition” – Verity Sharp, BBC Radio 3 Late Junction