Pre-Performance Talk at 6:30
“The Brentano String Quartet is something special…Their music making is private, delicate and fresh, but by its very intimacy and importance it seizes attention.” — The New York Times
Since its inception in 1992, the BRENTANO STRING QUARTET (named for Antonie Brentano, whom many scholars consider to be Beethoven’s “Immortal Beloved”) has appeared throughout the world to popular and critical acclaim. The Quartet quickly earned recognition by winning the first Cleveland Quartet Award and the Naumburg Chamber Music Award and was honored at London’s Wigmore Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Award for Most Outstanding Debut. The Brentano has worked closely with some of the most important composers and soloists of our time and is currently the Quartet-in-Residence at the Yale School of Music. In addition to performing the entire two-century range of the standard quartet repertoire, the Brentano Quartet has a strong interest in both very old and very new music. For us, the Brentano will be performing Debussy’s String Quartet as well as works by Charpentier and James MacMillan.