17/18 Chamber Arts Series: Quatuor Danel

17/18 Chamber Arts Series: Quatuor Danel

Saturday, April 14 | 8 pm
$38
$32
$20 Ages 30 & Under
$10 Duke Students

Reserved Seating

Duke Performances 2017/18 season ticket packages — including the Pick-Four or More, Chamber Arts Series, Piano Recital Series, and Vocal Ensemble Series — will go on sale to the general public on TUESDAY, JUNE 20 at 11 AM. Single tickets to Duke Performances 2017/18 shows will go on sale TUESDAY, JULY 11 at 11 AM. Tickets will be available for purchase online, via phone at 919-684-4444, and in person at the Duke University Box Office, Monday through Friday, 11 AM to 6 PM.

Renewal deadlines for current subscribers for Duke Performances season ticket packages are as follows: Chamber Arts Series (Friday, April 21), Piano Recital Series (Friday, May 26), and Vocal Ensemble Series (Friday, May 26).

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Hailed as “a model for any aspiring string quartet” by Gramophone, the France-bred, Belgium-based Quatuor Danel has emerged as a premier risk-taking ensemble during the last quarter century. Quatuor Danel matches its instrumental acumen with enthusiasm and audacity. A decade ago, they became the first group to record and perform all seventeen string quartets by Soviet-Polish Jewish composer Mieczysław Weinberg, who long languished in the shadow of Shostakovich despite the brilliance of his compositions. The Danel tackled Weinberg’s work only after setting a new standard for the complete string quartets of Shostakovich.

At Duke Performances, the Danel deliver a program of Russian masters. They begin with the second and final string quartet of Borodin, then play Weinberg’s String Quartet No. 3, a dynamic and daring work that rides waves of extreme tension and release. The Danel closes the concert with Shostakovich’s engrossing String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, a compelling and poignant examination of the world’s troubled state following World War II.

PROGRAM:

Borodin: String Quartet No. 2 in D Major
Mieczysław Weinberg: String Quartet No. 3 in D Minor, op. 14
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, op. 73

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