About ECHO Rising Stars: Quatuor Agate - Outlaws

From 16th century composer, prince and assassin Carlo Gesualdo, to the outspoken lesbian and imprisoned suffragette Ethel Smyth, via Dmitri Shostakovich, declared an ‘enemy of the people’ by Stalin’s regime, all have had to answer for their actions or opinions. Quatuor Agate bring together the unique lives of ‘outlaw’ musicians who not only composed outside the musical norms of their time but also acted on the fringes of societal norms. With costumes, lighting and image projections, this immersive and fascinating Sunday morning concert is introduced by Princess Eleonora d’Este, the second wife of Carlo Gesualdo (he had murdered his first), who narrates the dark legend of her husband.

The Paris-based Quatuor Agate have been performing and innovating since 2016. Just weeks after their inception, they created the CorsiClassic festival in Corsica to bring chamber music to diverse audiences, and have gone on to collect armfuls of competition prizes, garner critical acclaim and perform around the globe.

Rising Stars are nominated by the artistic directors of Europe’s most prestigious venues which are members of the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO).

An hour-long Sunday morning concert, with coffee/tea and a slice of cake available before the concert, included in your ticket

Booking Info

Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons

If you require a wheelchair position (subject to availability) please call the Box Office on 0121 289 6343.

A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the Access Scheme, email boxoffice@bmusic.co.uk or call us on 0121 289 6343.


Dates & Times

  • Book Now

Please note: Our free events are general admission and seating cannot be guaranteed.

Our performance running times are usually confirmed close to the show. Where available we'll post the times as soon as we can get them, so check back about a week before for updates. Performance running times are approximate and subject to change.