"Do not lose track of this group: Even by today's high standards, it offers something very special."

The Boston Globe

Orchestra & Chamber Music
Danish String Quartet

That rare ensemble that comes along perhaps once in a generation, the Danish String Quartet has the power to make centuries-old music come alive with a modern sense of urgency and dynamism. The quartet made its Cal Performances debut in the 2013/14 season and quickly became an audience favorite—admired in Berkeley and beyond for finely wrought interpretations that balance precision and subtlety with youthful vigor. Here, the ensemble performs Beethoven's playful, congenial final quartet; an early quartet composed by Webern while he was still a student of Schoenberg; and the second of Haydn's influential Op. 20 quartets. "The group is in full artistic flower...this is one of the best quartets before the public today" (The Washington Post).

Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2
Quartet (1905)
Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135


Related Events

Fri, Feb 15, 2019, 12pm
2nd Floor, Sproul Plaza Level, ASUC Student Union: Martin Luther King Jr. Building
A special UC Berkeley pop-up performance by the Danish String Quartet.

Master Classes
Sat, Feb 16, 2019, 10am
Morrison Hall
Members of the Danish String Quartet coach string ensembles and soloists from the UC Berkeley Dept. of Music. Repertoire to be announced. Free and open to the public for observation.

Major support for public programs provided by Bank of America.

Donor Benefits

Donor Event: Home Concert with Danish String Quartet
Sat, Feb 16
Private Home
(Donors of $5000+)
The Danish String Quartet is a favorite of Cal Performances audiences. Don’t miss this chance to hear these talented artists the setting of a beautiful private residence!

Membership benefits like these are our way of thanking our supporters for their much needed contributions. To find out how you can become a Donor, please call 510.643.8783 or visit our Support section.

Mt. Beautiful wines generously donated by Leigh Teece in appreciation of Cal Performances' education outreach.

Donor Parking
As a service to our donors at the $750 level and above, we offer the opportunity to reserve parking for our performances. Reserve parking online 5 business days or more in advance of the performance, or by contacting Cal Performances' Development Department at 510.642.8653 or email donate@calperformances.org.

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Additional information regarding donor parking benefits can be found on our Donor Services/Parking page.

Program Notes

Program notes are available online. [PDF]