Daedalus Quartet to Play Schubert, Beethoven, Smetana and Schulhoff at Meeting House

Daedalus Quartet (by Lisa-Marie Mazzucco)

Daedalus Quartet (by Lisa-Marie Mazzucco)

(NEW MARLBOROUGH, Mass.) – The Daedalus Quartet returns to the Music and More Festival at the Meeting House on Saturday, August 24, 2013, at 4:30 p.m., with a performance of Schubert, Beethoven, Smetana and Schulhoff. A reception follows at the Meeting House Gallery.

The quartet musicians are Min-Young Kim and Matilda Kaul, violins; Jessica Thompson, viola and Thomas Kraines, cello. Lauded as a leader among the contemporary generation of string ensembles, the quartet has performed in many of the world’s top venues, from Carnegie Hall to the Mozarteum in Salzburg. The New York Times has praised the “impressive intensity” of their Beethoven, while the Houston Chronicle has described the “silvery beauty” of their Schubert.

The program includes Erwin Schulhoff’s Five Pieces for String Quartet; Beethoven’s Quartet in Bb major, Op. 18, No. 6; Schubert’s Quartet in C minor, “Quartettsatz,” and Smetana’s Quartet in E minor from “My Life. Czech composer Erwin Schulhoff was among the first generation of European composers to find inspiration in American jazz. His Five Pieces for String Quartet is a youthful work, full of driving energy and rhythmic excitement. His work was ultimately suppressed by the Nazis, and he died in a concentration camp in 1942.

Music and More, founded and directed by Harold Lewin and sponsored by the New Marlborough Village Association, is marking its 22nd year as a late-summer destination for world-class chamber music, jazz, theatrical and literary events in historic New Marlborough. Performances are on Saturdays at 4:30 p.m., from Aug. 3 through Oct. 5. For Music and More event information visit Music and More Festival. To join NMVA, visit Meeting House, or call 413.229.2785.

The Meeting House is at 154 Hartsville-New Marlborough Road. Tickets are $20 or $25 for members of the New Marlborough Village Association. For reservations, call 413.229.2785 or email info@newmarlborough.org.

 

 

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