Friday, May 02, 2014
Celebrating its 30th anniversary season, the Shanghai Quartet has become one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles and is renowned for its passionate musicality, impressive technique and multicultural innovations. Capping a season of celebrations, including Chicago Presents’ 70th and Giuseppe Verdi’s 200th, the Shanghai closes an elegant program with Verdi’s one and only string quartet, written during a production delay of his opera, Aida.
6:30 pm pre-concert lecture by Philip Gossett, Robert W. Reneker Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, Department of Music, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and the College
7:30 pm Concert Program
Haydn: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 76, No. 2 “Quinten”
Krzysztof Penderecki: String Quartet No. 3: Leaves from an unwritten diary
Zhou Long: Song of the Ch’in
Verdi: String Quartet in E Minor