Quartet Week

Ten days dedicated to an endlessly diverse musical genre

© Felix Broede

10 Days, 11 Ensembles

The elliptical shapes of the Pierre Boulez Saal, creating an immediate sense of closeness between musicians and audience, are the ideal setting for the intimate and attentive atmosphere of the string quartet. Towards the end of the season, this endlessly diverse musical genre takes center stage for a unique series of concerts: During a special Quartet Week from June 7 to June 16, eleven ensembles will explore the string quartet’s vast stylistic and emotional range––from the works of Haydn and Beethoven to those of Britten and Shostakovich, from Yiddish cabaret songs of the 1920s to groundbreaking pieces by contemporary composers.