A musical experience you won't forget.
Classical and Contemporary instrumental music that will touch your heart and make you think
The Fifth Quadrant Music Collective
Fifth Quadrant (5Q) is a collective of Classical and Contemporary musicians led and directed by the English violinist Simon Hewitt Jones. At its core is a renowned string quartet with a traditional classical pedigree. But 5Q has also been known to share the stage with piano, accordion, oboe, saxophone, percussion, banjo, vocals, voice, orchestra, ney, bazouq, actors, visual artists, and much more... (...but not all at once).
5Q combines the best of traditional classical music-making with a voracious appetite for new, genre-bending collaborations. Please explore our music!
We're on a break - but returning in 2014!
After several successful projects in 2012 including Four Seasons, which featured performances at the Barbican Centre in London and at Kensington Palace, 5Q is taking a well-earned break during the 2013-2014 season whilst Simon HJ gets ViolinSchool up and running (check it out!).
We'll be back for the 2014-2015 season with lots of strange, new, exciting, wild and wonderful projects, so stay tuned via our mailing list! (sign up on the right hand side!)
Left: The Fifth Quadrant takes an elevator back up to the rehearsal room after a well-earned break during rehearsals for the 2012 Four Seasons tour!
Live performances, studio recordings, festival residencies, education projects & workshops, corporate brand experiences - you name it, 5Q's done it.
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