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CANCELED: Takács Quartet
Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 3:30 pm
This performance has been canceled.
Caltech, where our concerts are held, is postponing or canceling all large public events through Monday, April 6 that draw large crowds of individuals from outside of the Caltech community to campus.
This decision was made out of concern for the health of the community as a social distancing measure in light of COVID-19.
Box office staff will contact current ticket holders to issue refunds and answer any additional questions beginning Monday, March 9.
We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Musical tapestries are dynamic—they grow and evolve, as chronicled by Edward Dusinberre, the quartet’s first violinist, in his award-winning book Beethoven for a Later Age: The Journey of a String Quartet. The Washington Post offered high praise: “…evoking along the way more of the human condition than it seems possible for a single life to contain, the Takács brought us with them on this extraordinary musical journey.”
Students at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest formed the Takács Quartet in 1975, and soon won prizes at major European competitions. Awards have since included the Wigmore Hall Medal, induction into Gramophone’s first Hall of Fame, a Grammy, and the Order of Merit of the Knight’s Cross of the Republic of Hungary.
Haydn: Quartet in C Major, Op. 54, No. 2
Mendelssohn, Fanny: Quartet in E-flat Major
Beethoven: Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131k