Winner of last year’s Gramophone Classical Music Award in the Chamber Music category, the renowned Takács Quartet never fails to thrill in its Berkeley recitals. The ensemble’s second program this season features Dvořák’s penultimate quartet, a journey through color and textural vitality. The swirling sonorities and playfulness of Britten’s first string quartet will be familiar to fans of his operatic masterpiece Peter Grimes, as he was working on both pieces simultaneously. Bartók’s deeply expressive D minor quartet provides a profound emotional counterweight. “What endures about the Takács Quartet, year after year, is how equally the four players carry the music” (The Guardian).
Join us at 2pm for a pre-concert talk with violinist Edward Dusinberre and Cal Performances Executive and Artistic Director Jeremy Geffen.
This performance is made possible, in part, by Rockridge Market Hall.
Run time for this concert is approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, including intermission, but not including any possible encores.
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Parking will be a problem on campus for this performance on January 29 due to a Cal Women’s Basketball game versus Oregon State.
Most, if not all, University parking lots will be reserved for game patrons and city-owned lots may have a limited number of spots available. Traffic will be heavy. We advise you to arrive early and to seriously consider alternative transportation.
Please see our Parking Alert section for more information.