Brentano Quartet
Leigh Mesh, double bass
Anthony McGill, clarinet
Daniel Matsukawa, bassoon
Jennifer Montone, horn

Monday, February 14, 2022 - 7:30 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street Learn More

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About This Performance

This concert is supported by Robert E. Mortensen.

Beneath a cloak of light-hearted dances and hummable tunes, Schubert’s great Octet plumbs the essential, revealing an infinite depth of emotions and countless heart-rending moments. In the hands of the Brentano Quartet, as well as principals from the Philadelphia Orchestra, MET Opera Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic, this kaleidoscopic masterpiece promises to be nothing short of revelatory.

Haydn: Quartet in D Major, Op. 71, No. 2
Schubert: Octet in F Major, D. 803

The Artist(s)

Brentano Quartet
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
Leigh Mesh
Leigh Mesh, double bass
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Associate Principal Bass Leigh Mesh joined the MET Orchestra in 1993. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, he has taught master classes at the New World Symphony in Miami, the Cincinnati Conservatory, the Juilliard School and the Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Mesh has performed regularly at the Verbier Music Festival,… Read More
Anthony McGill, clarinet
Recognized as one of the classical music world’s finest solo, chamber and orchestral musicians, Anthony McGill was named Principal Clarinet of the New York Philharmonic beginning in September 2014. He previously served as Principal Clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Associate Principal Clarinet of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Mr. McGill has appeared as soloist with many orchestras including the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra,… Read More
Daniel Matsukawa
Daniel Matsukawa, bassoon
Daniel Matsukawa has been principal bassoon of The Philadelphia Orchestra since 2000. Born in Argentina to Japanese parents, he moved with his family to New York City at age three and began studying the bassoon at age 13. The following year he won his first competition and was featured as a soloist performing the Mozart Bassoon Concerto with a professional orchestra in New York.… Read More
Jennifer Montone, horn
Jennifer Montone joined The Philadelphia Orchestra as principal horn in 2006. She is on the faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music, the Juilliard School, and Temple University. Previously the principal horn of the Saint Louis Symphony and associate principal horn of the Dallas Symphony, Ms. Montone was an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University and performer/faculty at the Aspen Music Festival and School.… Read More

Videos

Brentano Quartet | Beethoven String Quartet in C Minor, Op 18, No 4, 4th movement
Brentano Quartet | Haydn String Quartet in B Minor, Op 64, No 2, 3rd Movement
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