|ESCHER STRING QUARTET||Feb. 24, 2019|
Adam Barnett-Hart - violin Pierre Lapointe - viola
Danbi Um - violin Brook Speltz - cello
‘One of the top young quartets before the public today’ … ‘notable for its polish and tonal beauty’ … ‘a dark ambrosial view all its own’, are just a few of the glowing accolades that have been bestowed on the Escher String Quartet. The group was founded in 2005 in New York City, where its original members were studying at the Manhattan School of Music. The Escher Quartet has performed on five continents; in such venues as Wigmore Hall in London, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa at the invitation of Pinchas Zukerman. In New York, the ensemble serves as Season Artists of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. It is currently String Quartet in Residence at Southern Methodist University in Dallas The ensemble has recorded the complete quartets of Zemlinsky on the Naxos label and the complete quartets of Mendelssohn on the BIS label, both sets to the highest critical acclaim. In 2013 the quartet became one of the very few chamber ensembles to be awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant.
LMMC return engagement.
HAYDN String Quartet in C major, Opus 20 No. 2,
(1732-1809) Hob.III:32 (1772)
Fuga a Quattro soggetti: Allegro
SMETANA String Quartet in E minor, ‘From my Life’ (1876)
(1824-1884) Allegro vivo appassionato
Allegro moderato alla Polka
SCHUMANN String Quartet in A minor, Opus 41
(1810-1856) No. 1 (1842)
Introduzione - Andante espessivo - Allegro