Danish String Quartet
|Bent SØRENSEN||New Work (US Premiere, Cal Performances Co-commission)|
|SCHUBERT||String Quartet in G major, D. 887|
The breathtaking Danish String Quartet returns for the first of two Berkeley concerts this season, pairing a Schubert string quartet with a newly commissioned work as part of its Doppelgänger project, a three-season initiative co-commissioned by Cal Performances. Schubert’s profound, probing final quartet in G major is matched here with its musical “double,” a new quartet by Danish composer Bent Sørensen, a winner of the prestigious 2018 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition, whose work explores lush, post-Romantic colors and textures.
In recent seasons, the Danish Quartet has rapidly become a Berkeley audience favorite, with performances selling out quickly—so get your tickets early!
“There’s a robust, heady kind of beauty at work in the playing of the Danish String Quartet…this formidable ensemble brings a wondrous blend of precision and full-bodied athleticism” (San Francisco Chronicle).
Major Support: The Bernard Osher Foundation
On Sale Dates
|Aug 3||Subscriptions and Single Tickets to Donors at the Producer’s Circle level and above|
|Aug 17||Subscriptions and Add-on Tickets to Donors $100-$1,499 and Renewing Subscribers*|
|Aug 24||Subscriptions and Single Tickets to Email Club; UC Berkeley Faculty, Staff, & Students|
|Aug 27||Subscriptions and Single Tickets to General Public|