Brentano String Quartet
Since its inception in 1992, the Brentano String Quartet has appeared throughout the world to popular and critical acclaim. While they have performed in the world’s most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House, they have served as the first Resident Quartet at Princeton University since 1999. During its first European tour, the Quartet was honored with the Royal Philharmonic Award for Most Outstanding Debut. “Their concert made it clear that these players could well be the best of the latest generation,” says the Philadelphia Enquirer. “Their level of individual technique was superb, while musical dialog necessary for rich chamber music was evident from first to last.” The Brentano String Quartet’s Norton Center debut includes Bach’s final contrapunctus from “Art of Fugue”; Bussoni’s string quartet No. 2 in d-minor; and Beethoven’s string quartet in B-flat major, Op. 130 with “Grosse Fugue” finale (Op. 133).
Want to learn more about Bach, Beethoven and the Fugues? Join us for two free Concert Connections Events on Thursday, April 5 in Newlin Hall!
At 11:20 AM, get a behind-the-scenes look at the evening’s program with members of Brentano, as they portions from the evening program and discuss the use of the fugue in Bach and Beethoven compositions. This FREE one-hour lecture-demonstration is open to the public. No tickets are required and seating is on a first come-first served basis.
At 3:30 PM, members from Brentano will discuss their lives as professional, touring musicians and speak about the rehearsal and travel process while on tour. The group will also perform excerpts from other pieces and talk about their preparation for performances. Geared mostly to those who are interested in music as a career, this one-hour presentation gives an inside look into the day-to-day lifestyles of professional touring artists.
Support for the Brentano String Quartet provided by:
Centre College's Humanities Fund
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