Since its inception in 1992, the Brentano String Quartet has appeared throughout the world to popular and critical acclaim. “Passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding,” raves the London Independent; The New York Times extols its “luxuriously warm sound [and] yearning lyricism.” The Quartet has performed in the world’s most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Sydney Opera House, among others. The Quartet is named for Antonie Brentano, whom many scholars consider to be Beethoven’s “immortal beloved”—the intended recipient of his famous love confession.
The Quartet will be joined by special guest Dawn Upshaw, soprano and five-time Grammy Award-winner. Joining a rare natural warmth with a fierce commitment to the transforming communicative power of music, Upshaw has achieved worldwide-celebrity status as a singer of opera and concert repertoire ranging from the sacred works of Bach to the freshest sounds of today.
Repertoire will include Respighi’s Il tramonto and Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 2 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 10 and Mozart’s String Quartet No. 18 in A major, K. 464.