Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Yale's superb quartet-in-residence, Brentano Quartet, busy in Norfolk

From the folks at the Norfolk (Ct.) Music Shed, 20 Litchfield Road, Norfolk, CT, where
the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, presented by the Yale School of Music, is in its 73rd  season

On Friday, July 18 the Festival presents a program of Russian music featuring Festival artists Boris Berman (piano), Clive Greensmith (cello) and the Brentano String Quartet performing Igor Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne for cello and piano; Sergei Prokofiev’s Cello Sonata in C Major and his Overture on Hebrew Themes, and the concert closes with Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet in g minor- with pianist Boris Berman and the Brentano String Quartet in their first appearance as the Norfolk Festival’s new Quartet-In-Residence.

On Saturday the Brentano Quartet takes the Music Shed stage on their own with a program of Mozart’s “The Hunt” String Quartet (K458), Bartok’s String Quartet No. 3, and closing the program, Beethoven’s String Quartet in c-sharp minor, Op 131. The Brentano Quartet’s recorded performance was prominently featured in the critically acclaimed Yaron Zilberman film 2013 film A Late Quartet, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener and Christopher Walken. In 2013 the Brentano Quartet was named Quartet-In-Residence at both the Yale School of Music and at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, succeeding the Tokyo String Quartet which had held the positions for nearly 40 years before retiring in 2013. 

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