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Borodin Quartet w/ David Finckel, cello

Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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  • Borodin: Quartet No. 1 in A Major, Op. 26

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For 70 years, Russia’s Borodin Quartet has been celebrated for its insight and authority in the chamber music repertoire–particularly that of Shostakovich, with whom the Borodin’s founding members studied in 1940s Moscow. This direct line to the Russian master will surely add a dash of frisson to the Borodin’s performance of the Eighth, as will the addition of former Emerson Quartet cellist David Finckel for Schubert’s utterly sublime Cello Quintet.

Borodin: Quartet No. 2
Shostakovich: Quartet No. 8, Op. 110
Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, D. 956

This performance features a free pre-concert lecture at 1:45pm with Truman Bullard

David Finckel, cello

Cellist David Finckel’s multifaceted career as concert performer, recording artist, educator, arts administrator, and cultural entrepreneur places him in the ranks of today’s most influential classical musicians. Named Musical America’s 2012 Musicians of the Year with pianist Wu Han, his concert appearances as orchestral soloist and duo recitalist take him to the world’s most prestigious.

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Borodin Quartet

The Borodin Quartet commands a special position of respect in the chamber music world. In existence for more than 60 years, it has preserved a unique performance tradition, focusing on the masterpieces at the very heart of the quartet repertoire. Its interpretations are celebrated for their intensity and focus, a style in which individualism dedicates.

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Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Address: 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

The Perelman Theater is part of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, located on the southwest corner of Broad and Spruce Streets in Center City Philadelphia. The smaller of the two concert halls in the Kimmel Center, the Perelman Theater is a 627-seat auditorium with seating on the plaza, plaza tier, first balcony, and second balcony levels.  All…more info