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Sunday Series

Sunday, August 11, 2024

Escher String Quartet Plays Bartók

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Tickets for this concert are currently only available as part of a subscription series. Individual tickets go on sale in February 2024.

Widely considered to be the most influential quartet cycle after Beethoven’s, Bartok’s collection of six string quartets is a landmark artistic achievement. This rare experience of hearing the full cycle in one evening brings listeners into Bartok’s creative development as he revolutionized the genre, moving from late Romanticism to pioneering modernism. The Escher Quartet, praised by The New York Times for their “penetrating intelligence” and “gorgeous tonal sheen,” will perform the six quartets, in order, with two intermissions.


String Quartet No. 1, Sz. 40

String Quartet No. 2, Sz. 67

String Quartet No. 3, Sz. 85

String Quartet No. 4, Sz. 91

String Quartet No. 5, Sz. 102

String Quartet No. 6, Sz. 114




approx. 3 hours and 15 minutes, with two intermissions


starting at $15

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