"Do not lose track of this group: Even by today's high standards, it offers something very special."—The Boston Globe
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).
Patron Sponsors: Kathleen Henschel and John Dewes
Fri, Feb 15, 2019, 12pm
UC Berkeley Campus
A special pop-up performance at a UC Berkeley campus site to be announced.
Sat, Feb 16, 2019
Times to be announced. Members of the Danish String Quartet coach string ensembles from the UC Berkeley Dept. of Music. Free and open to the public for observation. Schedule and repertoire to be announced.
Major support for public programs provided by Bank of America.
Donor BenefitsDonor Event: Home Concert with Danish String Quartet
Sat, Feb 16
(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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information regarding donor parking benefits can be found on our Donor Services/Parking page.
Program notes will be available approximately one week before the performance.