Takács Quartet & Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Saturday, March 17, 2012 | 8:00 pm
We are pleased to welcome back the esteemed Takács Quartet, one of the world’s premier string quartets. Since forming in Budapest 36 years ago, the Takács has perfected its trademark of “overwhelming intensity” (The Guardian). The members’ protean rapport is ideal for one of Beethoven’s finest chamber music creations, where seven continuous movements flow together to create an extended moment of intricate beauty. Equally exciting is the guest appearance by outstanding pianist Garrick Ohlsson, a Chopin International Piano Competition winner with more than 80 concertos in his repertoire, who joins the Takács to perform Shostakovich’s effervescent Piano Quintet in G Minor.
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131
SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57 (with Garrick Ohlsson, piano)