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Quartet 212 with Mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo


Sunday, December 2, 2018, 2:00 PM EST


Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall


Full view tickets are sold out.  Obstructed view tickets may be purchased by calling the University Central Box Office at 609-258-9220. Their hours are 12:00PM to 5:00PM Monday through Friday.

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About the Event

Due to an unfortunate combination of injury and recently escalated geopolitical circumstance, the Simón Bolívar String Quartet – originally scheduled to perform at this concert – is unable to perform. Maestro Dudamel—making his Metropolitan Opera debut this season—has invited Quartet 212, an ensemble featuring principal members of the MET Orchestra, to replace them. If your ticket says Simón Bolivar String Quartet it will be honored at the door.

Concertmaster David Chan, principal cellist Rafael Figueroa, violinist Catherine Ro and violist Dov Scheindlin will bring a program reflecting the diverse range of chamber music. The four players translate their long experience in the operatic world into an expressive vocal quality imbuing all of the music that they perform. From the origins of the string quartet to a newly commissioned work by Princeton University Professor Donnacha Dennehy, from a rare chamber work by operatic composer Guiseppe Verdi to Ottorino Respighi’s setting of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poem “The Sunset” with mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo, this concert promises to remind us of music’s intimate relationship with the human voice, and of chamber music’s innate communicative power.

The concert will be followed by a public discussion between Maestro Dudamel and Deborah Borda. Ms. Borda serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Philharmonic. Prior posts include President and CEO, David C. Bohnett Presidential Chair, of the Los Angeles Philharmonic; Executive Director of the New York Philharmonic; General Manager of the San Francisco Symphony; President and Managing Director of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; and Executive Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, among other prestigious positions. The public discussion is free to all ticketholders.

This event is part of the Gustavo Dudamel Residency.  To view all residency events, click here.

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HAYDN String Quartet No. 41 in D Major, Op. 50,  No. 6 (“The Frog”)
DONNACHA DENNEHY Strange Folk (World Premiere)
RESPIGHI “Il tramonto” (“The Sunset”), with mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo
VERDI String Quartet in E Minor

A complete program can be viewed by clicking here.

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