Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2017-2018

MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Photo: Dover Quartet

Coolidge Auditorium

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Coolidge Auditorium

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Catapulted to prominence after sweeping the 2013 Banff Competition, the young, spirited Dover Quartet has become a sought-after ensemble. Its “glorious timbral richness” (Sunday Times) helped earn the group two coveted distinctions in the chamber music world: the Cleveland Quartet Award and the Avery Fisher Career Grant. Back-to-back concerts present two chances to hear them play the Library’s Strads in a thoughtful Austrian program, opening with Viktor Ullmann’s third quartet, written in the Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1943, followed by works by two of his teachers: Arnold Schoenberg and Alexander Zemlinsky.

ULLMANN

String Quartet no. 3, op. 46

SCHOENBERG

String Quartet in D major (1897)

ZEMLINSKY

String Quartet no. 2, op. 15

PRE-CONCERT LECTURE: “Conserving the Paintings in the Whittall Pavilion”
December 18 at 6:30pm – Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)

Arthur Page, Chief Conservator and Kathryn Campbell, Senior Conservator, Page Conservation, Inc.

PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION WITH THE ARTISTS
December 19 at 6:30pm – Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)