Linden String Quartet: Tchaikovsky and Brahms

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Ticket Information

$45 Orchestra & Mezzanine / $25 Balcony

 

Time
6:00 PM
Presented By
Close Encounters With Music
Event Type
Performances
Genre
Classical/Contemporary
Event Contact
Pamela Dreyfus Smith
Contact Email
Description

The centerpiece of the program is Tchailovsky's Souvenir de Florence, written for a St. Petersburg chamber music society as a musical souvenir of his visit to Italy as he recovered from a disastrous marriage and developed an infatuation with the city that spawned the Renaissance. Florence worked its magic on Tchikovsky, and the result is one of the most delightful and charming pieces in the repertory, for string sextet.

The young, energetic Linden Quartet (“Fire and Flare”—The Strad) also performs Tchaikovsky's Andante Cantabile and Brahms’ dramatic and turbulent quartet Opus 51 No. 1, which he wrote, in his own words, “hearing the footsteps of Beethoven” behind him, the survivor after twenty destroyed quartets. Sarah McElravy and Catherine Cosbey, violins; Eric Wong, viola; Felix Umansky, cello; Pierre-Henri Xuereb, viola; with Yehuda Hanani, cello.

 


Ensemble Name
The Linden
Musicians
Sarah McElravy and Catherine Cosbey, violins; Eric Wong, viola; Felix Umansky, cello; Pierre-Henri Xuereb, viola

Venue
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Location
14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA
Phone
413-528-0100