Christopher Jones violin Gemma Sharples violin Kay Stephen viola Anna Menzies cello Foss Quartet No. 3 Korngold Quartet No. 2 Dvorak Quartet No. 12 in F Op. 96 'American' George Crumb Black Angels Performing in the round, the Gildas Quartet present four seminal American string quartets, allowing the audience to get closer to these evocative and dramatic works. From the overflowing melodies of Dvorak's American Quartet to George Crumb's Black Angels for electric string quartet, a vividly descriptive work inspired by the Vietnam War, the programme traces the development of American chamber music.