Solem Lates is an exciting new series of events from the Solem Quartet. By commissioning living composers, creating unique arrangements, branching into diverse genres and performing live music in unexpected settings, the Solem Quartet are breathing new life into the chamber music world.
For details of past events and upcoming projects, have a look below. To support us in these creative projects, please visit our support page.
From lockdown July 2020
Devised, rehearsed, performed and recorded during the coronavirus pandemic, Solem Lates: From Lockdown serves as a memoir of this time, bringing together themes of isolation, nature and separation and featuring composers from the Renaissance to the present day.
Filmed in St Giles Church Camberwell. A video of the concert will be available here (for one week only) from 1pm on Thursday July 16th 2020.
Beethoven Bartok Now Parts I & II from 2020/21
Bringing together the Late Quartets of Beethoven and the complete quartets of Béla Bartók – two giants of the string quartet genre – with music from composers of today.
In Part I and Part II of an ambitious three-year project, the Solem Quartet launch Beethoven Bartok Now with shows featuring brand new commissions by Aaron Parker and Jasmin Kent Rodgman, in December 2020 and March 2021 respectively.
The Four Quarters summer 2021
Atmospheric music by living composers in a woodland setting.
The music in this concert all celebrates nature, and will be performed in a small clearing amid the ancient setting of Highgate Wood.
The Lobster: Live 2019/20
In their second Solem Lates series, the Solem Quartet bring music specially arranged for live string quartet into the cinema, in collaboration with Picturehouse Cinemas. The quartet, with pianist Pavel Timofeyevsky perform the score for Yorgos Lanthimos’s iconic comedy The Lobster, live! Click here to find out more.
batózeyal May 2019
Our debut Solem lates show in Spring 2019 was batózeyal, featuring contemporary music for string quartet + electronics alongside Bartok’s groundbreaking 3rd Quartet. Click here to find out more.