Following the success of last season's complete Bartók cycle, the incomparable Takács offers a program that highlights its deep ensemble rapport. The selections explore the expressive extremes of the string quartet, from the extroverted brilliance of Haydn's Op. 64 quartet, to Debussy's sensuous and impressionistic lone work for quartet. For César Franck's effusive, harmonically restless Piano Quintet, the quartet is joined by longtime collaborator, pianist Marc-André Hamelin, with whom it previously recorded Schumann's quintet to great acclaim.
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Education & Community Event: Pre-performance Talk
Sun, Oct 12, 2–2:30 pm
Pre-performances conversation with Prof. James Davies and Marc-Andre Hamelin discussing the Franck piano quintet that concludes program. Free to event ticket holders.
Major support for public programs provided by Bank of America.
Program notes are available online approximately 1-2 days before the performance.
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.