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Shanghai String Quartet

Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 4pm


“A wonderfully ferocious and illuminating performance.” The Washington Post

Renowned for its passionate musicality, impressive technique and multicultural innovations, the Shanghai Quartet has become one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles. Its elegant style melds the delicacy of Eastern music with the emotional breadth of Western repertoire, allowing it to traverse musical genres including traditional Chinese folk music, masterpieces of Western music and cutting-edge contemporary works.

Returning to our series and concluding our season with a towering program, they will perform masterpieces by Bartok and Beethoven.


 

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Artist Website: https://shanghaiquartet.com/


 Program 

String Quartet No. 1 in A minor (1909) Bela Bartok
(1881-1945)

       Lento
       Allegretto
       Allegro vivace

 
   
                                                                    Intermission  
   
String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131 (1826) L.van Beethoven
(1770-1827)

       Adagio, ma non troppo e molto espressivo
       Allegro molto vivace
       Allegro moderato
       Andante ma non troppo e molto cantabile
            (Variations: Più mosso –  Andante moderato e lusinghiero – Adagio –
            Allegretto –  Adagio, ma non troppo e semplice – Allegretto)
       Presto
       Adagio quasi un poco andante
       Allegro

 
   

 Program is subject to change


 Program Notes 


 About the Artists