The Interactive Quartet Project

Premiered in 2016 at central Oxford’s wonderful Old Fire Station theatre, this project works equally well in an educational setting and has already won the SPQ new young fans in schools. A performance of one of the greats of the quartet repertoire is woven into an interactive workshop for all ages. An opportunity to discover how a string quartet performance works from the inside-out, to talk to the players about the piece and about quartet playing, and so contribute your ideas directly to the creative process. To date, audiences have played games (The Bear of Silence is particularly popular) attempted Hungarian traditional dance steps, caught flying chocolate, worn silly hats, and watched YouTube; all in the name of Haydn.