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Danish String Quartet

Monday, April 16, 2018
7:30 PM
Opperman Music Hall

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$50


Genres: classical, world music

Embodying the quintessential elements of a fine chamber music ensemble, the Danish String Quartet has established a reputation for their integrated sound, impeccable intonation and judicious balance.  With their technical and interpretive talents matched by an infectious joy for music-making and “rampaging energy” (Alex Ross, The New Yorker), the quartet is in demand worldwide by concert and festival presenters alike. Since making their debut in 2002 at the Copenhagen Festival, the musical friends have demonstrated a passion for Scandinavian composers, who they frequently incorporate into adventurous contemporary programs, while also giving skilled and profound interpretations of the classical masters. The New York Times selected the quartet’s concerts as highlights of 2012 and 2015, praising “one of the most powerful renditions of Beethoven’s Opus 132 String Quartet that I’ve heard live or on a recording,” and “the adventurous young members of the Danish String Quartet play almost everything excitingly.”

Program

“The Hunt”

String Quartet No. 1 in B-flat major, “La chasse”
Haydn

String Quartet No. 17 in B-flat major, “Hunt”
Mozart

Intermission

“Jagdquartett”
Widmann

String Quartet No. 3 in B-flat major
Brahms


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