Quatuor Mosaïques III

Dirleton Kirk

Mon 12 Sept 3pm

Duration: 1 hr 30 mins

String Quartet in D minor Op 103
Quartettsatz in C minor D703
String Quartet in G major D887

Half price concessions for students in full time education


Photo credit: Wolfgang Krautzer

The titanic battle between light and dark that underlies much of Schubert’s late music is nowhere more striking than in his last string quartet, a truly epic work lasting around 50 minutes. It may seem extraordinary to talk of ‘late’ works by a composer who lived for only 31 years, but the maturity and emotional complexity of this great quartet absolutely justifies it. An inspiring way for Quatuor Mosaïques to close their latest visit to the festival.

This concert is dedicated to the memory of Jack Shaw.

Utter integrity, technical assurance, considered authenticity, towering musicality and that x-factor of Viennese spirit!’

Early Music Review

Seating Plan

See ticket prices for Dirleton Kirk, Dirleton below.

Dirleton Kirk, Dirleton

Dirleton is one of the most picturesque of East Lothian's many beautiful villages, and its church, Dirleton Kirk, dedicated to St Andrew, is a real gem.

Built in 1612 to replace the parish church along the coast at Gullane which was continually being inundated by sand, this long, low-eaved church with its square, gothic-topped tower is built of warm pink sandstone.

Its striking Archerfield Aisle (1664) is Scotland's earliest example of neo-classical architecture. Inside, the mellow light filters through some especially fine stained glass.

Dirleton Kirk, Dirleton


Dirleton Kirk, Dirleton
EH39 5EH

Getting there by bus

Bus service 124/X24 from Edinburgh to North Berwick
Bus stop 200m from church

Getting there by train

Nearest station is Drem 4 miles. List of taxis on station noticeboard.

Getting there by car

22 miles from Edinburgh via A1/A198



There are 3 spaces we can reserve for blue badge holders by the church gate. Please email [email protected] if you require one of these spaces. Subject to availability, and first come first served. There is further free parking around the green by the church and also the larger village green.


Gravel path to the church. Flat access into the venue.

Induction Loop:

One non adapted unisex toilet off lobby.

Wheelchair Access:

Stepped access. Assistance would be required and will be available.

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