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Escher String Quartet with Jason Vieaux, Guitar
Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 3:30 pm$20 – $25
There is magic in the meeting of musicians. Within months of the 2005 inception of the Escher String Quartet, Pinchas Zukerman and Itzhak Perlman invited the group to serve as Quartet in Residence at each artist’s summer festival. The Denver Post attributes this to “Rare musical insight and a profound level of cohesion.” Named after the Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher, famed for his mastery of ‘impossible constructions,’ the Quartet’s ‘impossible musical constructions’ have brought wonder to music lovers worldwide.
Joining the Quartet will be 2015 Grammy® winner Jason Vieaux, hailed by NPR as “Perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation.” Of the quintet, the Connecticut Post wrote that “The members have an unusual affinity for fitting together, picture perfect.”
Mendelssohn — Andante and Scherzo, Op. 81, Nos. 1 and 2
Bartók — Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 7, Sz. 40
Tárrega — Capricho árabe
Piazzolla — from L’histoire du tango: Café, 1930; Bordel, 1900
Boccherini — Guitar Quintet in D Major, G.448, “Fandango”