Danish String Quartet

First Church in Cambridge

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The Danish String Quartet is an elite chamber-music group by any definition: an unusually ambitious quartet teeming with personality and programmatic insights that make them magnetic in any setting. 

The Boston Globe touched on how special they are in a review that described “a concert that was as comprehensively rewarding as any chamber-music performance in recent memory… Do not lose track of this group: Even by today’s high standards, it offers something very special.” That’s the truth; in a musical landscape with more high-level talent than most people have time to absorb, it’s worth taking note when groups are routinely described as in a league of their own. This is one of those groups.

In their return to Boston, the Danish String Quartet will present a uniquely curated suite of dances—filling the standard movements such as allemande, courante, and sarabande with works by composers ranging from from Marc-Antoine Charpentier to John Adams; and, finally, Franz Schubert’s String Quartet in G Major, D.887, called his “last and greatest work” (Gramophone).

Frederik Øland, violin
Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violin
Asbjørn Nørgaard, viola
Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin, cello

PROGRAM:
Benjamin Britten l Three Divertimenti
'An alleged suite', a curated suite of dances:
          Prelude     Marc-Antoine Charpentier l Prelude
          Allemande     John Adams l Pavane: She's so fine
          Courante     Trad. Polska
          Sarabande     Felix Blumenfeld l Sarabande
          Gavotte     John Adams l Stubble Crotchet
          Gigue 1     Marc-Antoine Charpentier l Gigue française
          Gigue 2     John Adams l Toot Nipple
Franz Schubert l String Quartet in G Major, D.887

Seating for this performance is limited. This performance is not eligible for group discounts.

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“I can’t imagine a more involving performance.”

The New York Times

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An Aaron Richmond Recital

Endowed by Nancy Richmond Winsten and the late Dr. Joseph Winsten.

This performance is made possible in part by support from Celebrity Series' LIVE PERFORMANCE! Arts for All Endowment Funds. Additional support provided by The Goldenheim Family, Stephen M. Leonard, Marilyn Miller, and Kate & Tom Kush.

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