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Escher String Quartet


Thursday, March 24, 2016, 6:00 PM EDT


Richardson Auditorium Stage in Alexander Hall

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Adam Barnett-Hart, Violin • Aaron Boyd, Violin • Pierre Lapointe, Viola • Brook Speltz, Cello

NYC-based Escher Quartet is quickly on the rise, serving as artists-in-residence at The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, where last season they presented a critically acclaimed 3-concert series featuring the quartets of Benjamin Britten. They have received acclaim for its profound musical insight and rare tonal beauty. Championed by the Emerson String Quartet, the group was on the BBC New Generation Artists scheme from 2010-2012, giving debuts at both the Wigmore Hall and the BBC Proms at Cadogan Hall. In its home town of New York.  In 2013, the Quartet became one of the very few chamber ensembles to be awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant.

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“Composer’s Last Words,” Part Two – a one-hour concert offered in the round on the stage of Alexander Hall in Richardson Auditorium

BRITTEN String Quartet No. 3
SCHUBERT String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, “Death and the Maiden”

This informal concert will feature music introduced by the artists. Audiences are welcome to stay afterwards and talk with the quartet.


Following the 9pm performance, amateur string players of all ages and levels are invited to join the Escher Quartet for a community sight-reading of a string quartet.  It's another LATE NIGHT CHAMBER JAM. Click here for more information. 

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