Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2013-2014

MARCH 7 at 8 PM

Elias String Quartet

Coolidge Auditorium

“A heaven-storming performance...” –Strad

The U.K.-based Elias String Quartet has been recognized widely for its intense and unique sound, garnering support from the Wigmore Hall Emerging Artists scheme, a spot on the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists roster and the 2010 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. Regularly featured on the Wigmore Live label, the Elias is currently embarking on a multi-year performance and recording project of the complete Beethoven quartets. The Elias’ mentors have included the Alban Berg Quartet, György Kurtág and Henri Dutilleux. Their “playing of wonderful
exuberance and fire” (The Guardian) shines in fresh interpretations of quartets by Haydn, Beethoven and Kurtág. Photo credit: David Shapiro

“...pure magic” –The Sunday Telegraph

HAYDN

Quartet in F major op. 77, no. 2, Hob. III: 82

KURTÁG

Officium breve in memoriam Andreae Szervánszky, op. 28

BEETHOVEN

String Quartet in E minor, op. 59, no. 2 (“Razumovsky”)

This performance is SOLD OUT. However, a limited number of RUSH tickets is available, at no cost, 2 hours before each performance. Patrons are strongly encouraged to try for a RUSH ticket at the door. Due to no-shows and returned tickets, some seats are ALWAYS available for sold out performances at curtain. RUSH tickets are offered on a space-available basis. Seats are not guaranteed.

PRE-CONCERT PRESENTATION
6:30 PM - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)

Conversation with the artists