The Danish String Quartet

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Time
7:30 PM
Presented By
UW World Series
Event Type
Performances
Genre
Classical/Contemporary
Description

The Danish String Quartet has established a reputation for possessing an integrated sound, impeccable intonation and judicious balance.  With their technical and interpretive talents matched by an infectious joy for music-making and “rampaging energy” (The New Yorker), the quartet has been acclaimed as one of the “best quartets before the public today” (Washington Post).  Since making their debut in 2002 at the Copenhagen Festival, this group of musical friends has demonstrated a passion for Scandinavian composers, who they frequently incorporate into adventurous programs, while also proving skilled and profound performers of the classical masters.


Ensemble Name
The Danish String Quartet
Musicians
Asbjørn Nørgaard, Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin, Frederik Øland
Composers
Beethoven, Schnittke, Per Nørgaard
Program

Per Nørgaard: Quarteto Breve
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135
Schnittke: Quartet No. 3 (built on Grosse Fuge theme)
Beethoven: Grosse Fuge, Op. 133


Venue
Meany Hall for the Performing Arts - University of Washington
Location
Seattle, WA