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Elias String Quartet

July 29, 2022

Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in F-sharp Minor, Opus 50, No.4 Igor Stravinsky: Three Pieces for String Quartet K019 Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, Opus 59, No.1 The Elias return after a delightful concert for us in 2019. “Magic moments abound… This remarkable ensemble´s ability to live and breathe each phrase with an … Continue reading Elias String Quartet »

Casals Quartet

July 29, 2022

With guest pianist Jaeden Izik-Dzurko Joseph Haydn: String Quartet Opus 20, No. 6 in A Major, “Sun” György Ligeti: String Quartet No. 1 ”Métamorphoses Nocturnes”. Johannes Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Opus 34 Our first concert with this Spanish ensemble. “Virile, clean, surging with expression, the Cuarteto Casals’ sound is arresting… playing of extreme … Continue reading Casals Quartet »

Takács Quartet

July 29, 2022

Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in G Major, Opus 77, No.2 Béla Bartók: String Quartet No.6 Sz.114 (1939) Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat Major, Opus 127 A return engagement with an audience favourite. “One of the world’s great string quartets.” (New York Times).” “What endures about the Takács Quartet, year after year, … Continue reading Takács Quartet »

Han Finckel Setzer Trio

July 29, 2022

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat major, Opus 97 “Archduke” Johannes Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, Opus 8 Another returning ensemble, this “super-trio” is an audience favourite. “…the stuff of legend. When a chamber music performance is both easygoing and insanely precise, the underlying substance of it has a way of … Continue reading Han Finckel Setzer Trio »

Juilliard Quartet

July 29, 2022

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No.13 in B-flat Major, Opus 130, with published finale Jörg Widmann: String Quartet No. 8, Study on Beethoven III Jörg Widmann: Cavatina – String Quartet No.10, Study on Beethoven V Ludwig van Beethoven: Grosse Fugue, Opus 133 This outstanding quartet has performed for us on numerous occasions and also celebrates … Continue reading Juilliard Quartet »

Smetana Trio

July 29, 2022

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Trio Elegiaque in G minor, in one movement Bohuslav Martinů: Piano Trio No.3 in C major, Opus 332 Bedřich Smetana: Piano Trio in G minor, Opus 15 We welcome back this venerable Czech chamber ensemble. “The Smetana Trio’s performances…are totally compelling… their imaginative approach to balance and texturing ensures that the listener is … Continue reading Smetana Trio »

Calidore string Quartett Photo: Marco Borggreve

Calidore Quartet

July 29, 2022

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No.6 in B-flat Major, Opus 18, No.6 Wynton Marsalis: Selections from “At the Octoroon Balls” Bedřich Smetana: String Quartet No. 1 in E minor “From my Life” Our first concert with this California-based ensemble. “The Calidore Quartet, founded ten years ago at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, balanced the … Continue reading Calidore Quartet »

Quartetto di Cremona

July 29, 2022

Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings, from String Quartet No.1 in B-flat Minor, Opus 11 Sergei Prokofiev: String Quartet No.1 in B Minor, Opus 50 Maurice Ravel: String Quartet in F Major We welcome back the Cremona Quartet from Italy, who performed for us in 2018, and recently debuted at Lincoln Centre to great acclaim: “The … Continue reading Quartetto di Cremona »