Manhattan String Quartet

4/17/2010:

Last concert of the season

Three Seasons Chamber Music will conclude its current Great Performers series of chamber music performances on Sunday April 18 at 3 PM in the Hoboken Community Church, located at Sixth and Garden Streets. Featured performers will be the Manhattan String Quartet, internationally known for their performances of the entire standard repertoire of great works for string quartet.

“The Manhattan String Quartet blends understanding, cohesion and sharpness to convey the breadth and brilliance of these involving works.”

– TIME Magazine

General admission is $15, payable at the door (advance reservations by phone—201.978.3216); Student admission is $12; Children under 12 admitted free.

Founded in 2007 and operating under the fiscal sponsorship of Save The Music, inc., Three Seasons Chamber Music has brought master performances of the great chamber music repertoire to Hoboken three times each year with the aim of providing chamber music played at a level comparable to that offered in the major concert venues of Manhattan and Brooklyn (Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the 92nd Street Y, Fulton Ferry Landing).

Sunday’s program will include the String Quartet in d minor, “Death and the Maiden, ” of Franz Schubert, String Quartet (also in d minor) of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, K. 421, and the very brief Five Movements, op. 5, for String Quartet by Viennese composer Anton Webern (1882–1945). The Mozart and Schubert works are widely considered to be among the very greatest works in string quartet literature. The Webern work, composed before World War One, is one of that composer’s seminal and influential works.

Writing in the Newark Star Ledger, reviewer Ruth Bonapace described the concept behind the Three Seasons Great Performers series as “. . . classical music that takes no prisoners,” that is, a series that does not condescend and that is worthy of the attention of those who would travel an hour (and pay three times as much for tickets) to hear comparable performances by the world’s leading concert performers.

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