You will say you heard them here first. The Danish String Quartet, impossibly young and preternaturally gifted, has roused the classical music world like a gust of crisp Scandinavian air. Recognized for performances of incredible focus, uncanny ensemble cohesion, and an easy, natural virtuosity, the quartet won first prize in the London International String Quartet Competition in 2009. This season, it joins the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's CMS Two program, a prestigious incubator for emerging ensembles. In its Cal Performances debut, the quartet plays Beethoven's String Quartet No. 15, praised by the New York Times as "one of the most powerful renditions...I've heard live or on a recording."
Education & Community Event: Sightlines
Sun, Nov 17, 2-2:30 pm
Pre-performance talk in the venue. Sightlines are free to event ticket holders.
Program notes are available approximately one week before the performance.
Beethoven's Opus 127
UC Berkeley's Hertz Hall, the intimate and inviting concert venue at the heart of the campus, will be home this season to some of Cal Performances' most unforgettable musical experiences. Combining exciting repertoire and exquisite performances by some of today's most acclaimed musicians, Hertz Hall is the perfect setting to enjoy sublime music-making.