|MOZART||String Quartet No. 21 in D major, K. 575, Prussian|
|SCHNITTKE||String Quartet No. 3|
|GRIEG||String Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 27|
For more than 20 years, the “superb and intensely focused” (The New York Times) Quatuor Ébène has been taking audiences on a remarkable journey of musical discovery. The French ensemble is known for both white-hot intensity and cultivating a striking palette of expressive colors through a fluid, organic sense of blend and balance. In its Cal Performances debut, the quartet plays Mozart’s ebullient Quartet No. 21 from his Prussian set; Grieg’s lone completed quartet, a work of striking originality and energy; and Schnittke’s kinetic and intense String Quartet No. 3 from 1983. “They appear to have thrown away the semantic rulebook to create fresh, compelling sound worlds from the roots up” (The Strad).
Single tickets for 2023–24 Season events go on sale at noon as follows:
July 25: 2023–24 Season Subscribers and Donors of $100+
Aug 1: Email Club and UCB Community
Aug 8: General Public