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American String Quartet

American String Quartet

When: Sunday, January 26, 2020
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM  

Where: Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Winter Chamber Music Festival subscriptions are now available. Single tickets, on sale November 15, are $30 for the general public and $10 for students with valid ID.

Contact: Concert Management Office   847.467.4000

Group: Bienen School of Music Concerts and Events

Category: Fine Arts


Due to illness, Stephanie Blythe is no longer able to perform on this date. Updated program available below.

“Luxurious, beautifully sculptured performances”
New York Times

Celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2019, the American String Quartet began its career winning both the Coleman Competition and the Naumburg Award in the same year. The group has served as resident quartet at the Aspen Music Festival since 1974 and at the Manhattan School of Music since 1984. Their 2018-19 season featured performances of a collaboration with National Book Award-winning author Phil Klay and poet Tom Sleigh, a program combining music and readings examining the effects of war on people, their hearts, and their minds. The quartet also collaborated with author Salman Rushdie in a work for narrator and quartet by film composer Paul Cantelon built around Rushdie’s novel The Enchantress of Florence. Other recent highlights include performances of an all-sextet program with Roberto and Andrés Díaz, tours of South America, and performances of the complete Beethoven cycle of string quartets at the Cervantes Festival in Mexico and the Tel Aviv Museum in Israel. 

Joseph Haydn, String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 76, No. 4 ("Sunrise")
Dmitri Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73
Franz Schubert, String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810 ("Death and the Maiden")

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