Brent Sørensen/New Work (US Premiere, Cal Performances Co-commission)
Schubert/String Quartet in G major, D. 887

The 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 final quartet in G major is matched here with its musical “double,” a new quartet by Danish composer Bent Sørensen, a winner of the 2018 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition, whose work explores post-Romantic colors and textures.

Danish String Quartet
Caption: The Danish String Quartet performs Sunday, October 10, 2021 and Friday, April 29, 2022.
(credit: Caroline Bittencourt)