Brentano Quartet

Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 3:00 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street Learn More

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About This Performance

Acclaimed for “wonderful, selfless music-making” (The Times, London), the magnificent Brentano Quartet returns to the Society for its annual appearance. Excerpts of Mendelssohn’s rarely-heard Four Pieces for Quartet highlight a program that also features Schumann’s and Brahms’s first published forays into quartet writing.

Mendelssohn: Tema con Variazioni: Andante sostenuto, Op. 81, No. 1
Mendelssohn: Scherzo: Allegro Leggiero, Op. 81, No. 2
Schumann: Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3
Brahms: Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2

This concert is supported by Robert E. Mortensen

The Artist(s)

Brentano Quartet
Since its inception in 1992, the Brentano String Quartet has appeared throughout the world to popular and critical acclaim. “Passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding,” raves the London Independent; the New York Times extols its “luxuriously warm sound [and] yearning lyricism”; and the Philadelphia Inquirer praises its “seemingly infallible instincts for finding the center of gravity in every phrase and musical gesture.” Within a few years of its formation,… Read More


Brentano Quartet: Haydn String Quartet in B minor, Op 64, No 2, 3rd Movement
Brentano String Quartet Plays Beethoven Op. 133, Grosse Fuge