• Thursday, Feb 10, 2011

    Performances by St. Lawrence, Emerson, & Ebène String Quartets at Carnegie Hall this Spring

     

    —SPRING STRING QUARTET PERFORMANCES AT CARNEGIE HALL—

    ST. LAWRENCE STRING QUARTET PERFORMS WORLD PREMIERE OF
    OSVALDO GOLIJOV’S STRING QUARTET IN ZANKEL HALL ON MARCH 8

    EMERSON STRING QUARTET PERFORMS WORLD PREMIERE OF
    THOMAS ADÈS’S THE FOUR QUARTERS AS WELL AS WORKS WITH
    FLUTIST JAMES GALWAY IN STERN AUDITORIUM/PERELMAN STAGE
    ON MARCH 12

    EBÈNE QUARTET PERFORMS WORKS BY MOZART, BARTÓK, AND
    MENDELSSOHN IN WEILL RECITAL HALL ON APRIL 8
     

     

    This March and April, Carnegie Hall presents concerts by three great string quartets on each of its three concert stages. On Tuesday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall, the St. Lawrence String Quartet performs the world premiere of Osvaldo Golijov’s String Quartet (co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall) along with Haydn’s String Quartet in D Major, No. 4 and Schubert’s String Quartet in G Major. The St. Lawrence Quartet and Mr. Golijov share a long history of collaboration, with the group recording four of the composer’s early works on its acclaimed 2002 CD Yiddishbbuk for EMI Classics. A pre-concert talk starts at 6:30 p.m. with Osvaldo Golijov and members of the St. Lawrence String Quartet in conversation with Ara Guzelimian, Provost and Dean at The Juilliard School.

    On Saturday, March 12 at 8:00 p.m. the acclaimed Emerson String Quartet returns to Carnegie Hall to perform the world premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Four Quarters and Debussy’s String Quartet in G Minor in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage on a program that also features a collaboration with renowned flutist Sir James Galway on Mozart’s Flute Quartet in D Major and Debussy’s Syrinx. Mr. Adès’s work is divided into four movements: “Nightfalls,” “Morning Dew,” “Days,” and “The Twenty-Fifth Hour,” and the Carnegie Hall commission was the result of the composer’s appointment as the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall in the 2007–2008 season. The Emerson will also perform this new work at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and at South Bank Centre in London.

    Hailing from France, the young, multifaceted Ebène Quartet returns to Carnegie Hall on Friday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Recital Hall. The quartet performs Mozart’s “Dissonance” Quartet, Bartók’s String Quartet No. 3, and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in F Minor. The Strad magazine noted they are “Interpreters of rare understanding and communicative flair.” To watch a video introduction to the quartet, select this link. After the concert, ticketholders are invited to mix, mingle, and have an after-concert drink (first one is compliments of Carnegie Hall) in the Jacobs Room as part of Carnegie Hall’s Salon Encores series; more information at carnegiehall.org/salonencores.


    Program Information
    Tuesday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m.
    Zankel Hall
    ST. LAWRENCE STRING QUARTET

       Geoff Nuttall, Violin
       Scott St. John, Violin
       Lesley Robertson, Viola
       Christopher Costanza, Cello

    JOSEPH HAYDN String Quartet in D Major, Op. 20, No. 4
    OSVALDO GOLIJOV String Quartet (World Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall and Stanford Lively Arts)
    FRANZ SCHUBERT String Quartet in G Major, D. 887

    Pre-concert talk starts at 6:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall: Osvaldo Golijov and members of the St. Lawrence String Quartet in conversation with Ara Guzelimian, Provost and Dean, The Juilliard School.

    This concert is made possible, in part, by an endowment fund for young artists established by Mr. and Mrs. Anthony B. Evnin and the A. E. Charitable Foundation.

    Tickets: $52, $58
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    Saturday, March 12 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
    EMERSON STRING QUARTET

       Eugene Drucker, Violin
       Philip Setzer, Violin
       Lawrence Dutton, Viola
       David Finckel, Cello
    SIR JAMES GALWAY, Flute

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285
    CLAUDE DEBUSSY Syrinx
    THOMAS ADÈS The Four Quarters (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
    ARTHUR FOOTE A Night Piece
    CLAUDE DEBUSSY String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10

    Tickets: $25 to $69
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    Friday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m.
    Weill Recital Hall
    EBÈNE QUARTET

       Pierre Colombet, Violin
       Gabriel Le Magadure, Violin
       Mathieu Herzog, Viola
       Raphaël Merlin, Cello

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART String Quartet in C Major, K. 465, "Dissonance"
    BÉLA BARTÓK String Quartet No. 3
    FELIX MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80

    This concert is made possible, in part, by the A.L. and Jennie L. Luria Foundation.

    Tickets: $54
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    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall. 

    Ticket Information
    Tickets are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.

    For Carnegie Hall Corporation presentations taking place in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, a limited number of seats, priced at $10, will be available day-of-concert beginning at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon on Sunday until one hour before the performance or until supply lasts. The exceptions are Carnegie Hall Family Concerts and gala events. These $10 tickets are available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only. There is a two-ticket limit per customer.

    In addition, for all Carnegie Hall presentations in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage a limited number of partial view (seats with obstructed or limited sight lines or restricted leg room) will be sold for 50% of the full price. For more information on this and other discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts.

     

     

     

     
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