In the early morning the string quartet plays pieces by composers Henri Dutilleux, Claude Debussy and Joseph Haydn that mark the symbolic transition from darkness to light. By Dutilleux, the string quartet plays Ainsi la nuit, by Claude Debussy an arrangement of his famous Clair de lune and Haydn's quartet titled Sunrise (opus 76).
Music that symbolises the transition from the darkness of occupation to the light of liberation and marks the transition from the darkness of night to the light of dawn. The Alma Quartet is among today's leading string quartets and is formed by four passionate members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
Formed in 2014, the Alma Quartet was immediately firmly on the map with its debut album Schulhoff Complete String Quartets. The recent Korngold album is also highly regarded nationally and internationally, and works by Dutilleux and Glass were recently released exclusively on vinyl.
The Alma Quartet could be heard on stages such as the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Müpa in Budapest, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Tonhalle Düsseldorf, the Sociedad Filarmónica de Bilbao and in venues in Tianjin, Harbin and Wuhan, as well as in clubs such as the Volksbühne and the Kulturbrauerei in Berlin, Střecha Lucerny in Prague and the Bimhuis, Paradiso and the Melkweg in Amsterdam. The ensemble also played at the String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam, Down The Rabbit Hole, Shoeless, the Schumannfest Düsseldorf, the Pop-Kultur Festival Berlin and the Theater Spektakel Zürich.