The Quartet Festival

Experience the core of the chamber music repertoire in an intimate setting.

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Musical Conversations for Four: The Quartet Festival

To listen to others, to be able to breathe as one, to interact to create something both beautiful and valuable—these are essential qualities for musicians. Chamber music in particular draws on a lively exchange between individuals, each responsible for a musical line and yet constantly in touch with the others, working together to achieve a common goal. The string quartet is the ultimate expression of this idea, as embodied in Goethe’s description of “four intelligent people conversing.” Over the course of one week in April 2017, the Quartet Festival will showcase a range of diverse works from Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, and Smetana to Webern, Bartók, and Shostakovich: inspiring musical conversations for four.