Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2013-2014

FEBRUARY 20 at 8 PM

Quatuor Ebène

Coolidge Auditorium

One of the most sought-after quartets on the international scene, the Ebène makes regular stops at such venues as the Vienna Konzerthaus, Zurich Tonhalle, and the Concertgebouw. Its virtuosic intensity has earned a basket of honors, among them the ECHO-Klassik and “Choc” Monde de la Musique awards, plus the Belmont Prize for Contemporary Music. Exhibiting equal skill and verve, in both classical and popular repertoire—its name, meaning “ebony,” is an homage to the origins of jazz—the quartet has captured an ever-growing fan base with stunning performances of jazz and pop pieces as well as traditional masterworks.

HAYDN

Quartet in F minor, op. 20, no. 5, Hob. III:35

SCHUMANN

String Quartet in A major, op. 41, no. 3

MENDELSSOHN

String Quartet no. 6 in F minor, op. 80

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)

R. Larry Todd, Ph.D.