Duke Performances

Artist-In-Residence: Belcea Quartet

Saturday, October 15, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Baldwin Auditorium


Chamber Music Master Class

The afternoon of their Chamber Arts Series performance, the Belcea Quartet will lead a chamber music master class with Duke student musicians in Baldwin Auditorium.

Saturday, October 15, 12PM
Baldwin Auditorium, Duke East Campus
Free & open to the public

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In recent seasons the Belcea Quartet has become a regular presence and an audience favorite at Duke Performances. The reason is clear: even after two decades together, raves The Guardian, they “still play like a young quartet, seizing the music’s energy, shocking us out of our seats with every fortissimo.”

The Belcea play two Schubert quartets: the breakthrough Quartet No. 10, written by the sixteen-year-old composer under the tutelage of Salieri; and his epic final quartet, a harmonically daring masterpiece. Between these they have placed one of the towering classics of chamber music, Shostakovich’s Eighth String Quartet. This “musical autobiography,” written in a three-day burst of creativity, quotes from the composer’s previous works to assemble a rich collage of his life’s most significant moments.
Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80 (1847)
1. Allegro vivace assai

Jasmine Wang & Hansung Kang, violin
Cindy Ouyang, viola; David Ryu, cello

Benjamin Britten: String Quartet No. 3 in G Major, Op. 94 (1975)
1. “Duets. With moderate movement”

Max Ramage & Brian Rhee, violin
Laura Quillen, viola; Dane Kim, cello

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