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Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center At SPAC: Vienna-Budapest-Prague

a string quartet performing Calidore String Quartet, photo by Tristan Cook
a violinist and a cellist performing Ryan Meehan and Estelle Choi, photo by Tristan Cook
a pianist performing Wu Qian, photo by Tristan Cook

Three great cities, three great composers. Their music embodied the cultures of their environs, and this program takes us on a vibrant three-city tour with composers as our guides.

Highlighting the afternoon is the SPAC debut of the Calidore String Quartet praised by The New York Times for its “deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct.” The recipient of a 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2017 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, the quartet celebrates both its tenth anniversary and the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth this season.

Performers:

Wu Qian, Piano; Calidore String Quartet: Jeffrey Myers, Violin; Ryan Meehan, Violin; Jeremy Berry, Viola; Estelle Choi, Cello; Joseph Conyers, Double Bass

Program:

  • Beethoven: Quartet in C minor for Strings, Op. 18, No. 4 (1799-1800)
  • Dohnányi: Quintet No. 2 in E-flat minor for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 26 (1914)
  • Dvorák: Quintet in G major for Two Violins, Viola, Cello, and Bass, Op. 77 (1875)

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