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Takacs Quartet

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Venue: Samueli Theater Tickets start at $29.00

Overview

Performers:
Edward Dusinberre, violin
Harumi Rhodes, violin
Richard O’Neill, viola
András Fejér, cello

The Takács Quartet, longtime favorites of Segerstrom Center audiences, return to Samueli Theater as part of the ensemble’s forty-seventh season of performances. The quartet is renowned for the vitality of its interpretations and for this concert, they bring a special treat with the world premiere of a new work by composer Stephen Hough, commissioned by Center Chamber Music patrons Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting.

The Guardian recently commented: “What endures about the Takács Quartet, year after year, is how equally the four players carry the music.” BBC Music Magazine described their recent Dohnányi recording with pianist Marc André Hamelin as “totally compelling, encapsulating a vast array of colours and textures.” Based in Boulder at the University of Colorado, the Grammy Award-winning ensemble performs eighty concerts a year worldwide.

Program:
Haydn: String Quartet in F minor, Op. 20, No. 5
Hough: Premiere*
Beethoven: String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132
*A commission by Center Chamber Music patrons Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting

Preview Talk at 7:15pm with Dr. Byron Adams

Running time (approximate): 2 hours and 6 minutes

Audience Advisory:

All ticket holders must wear a mask AND provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of performance. Guests over the age of 18 must also bring photo ID.

Program Info