Daedalus Quartet (members)
Charles Abramovic, piano

Thursday, February 04, 2021 - 6:00 PM
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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About This Performance

Note: This concert replaces the Daedalus Quartet’s originally scheduled program w/ Romie de Guise-Langlois. 

Following one of Beethoven’s earliest works for strings (long viewed as a testing ground for his Op. 18 string quartets), members of the Daedalus Quartet will join pianist Charles Abramovic for a performance of Dvořák’s second piano quartet. From the first bold statement of the strings in octaves to the rousing final notes, this work is filled with the joy, excitement, depth of feeling, and distinctive character that can only be attributed to this Czech master.

Beethoven: String Trio in G Major, Op. 9, No. 1
Dvořák: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 87

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The Artist(s)

Daedalus Quartet
Daedalus Quartet
Praised by The New Yorker as “a fresh and vital young participant in what is a golden age of American string quartets,” the Daedalus Quartet has established itself as a leader among the new generation of string ensembles. Since winning the top prize in the Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2001, the Daedalus Quartet has impressed critics and listeners alike with the security,… Read More
Charles Abramovic, piano
Pianist Charles Abramovic has won critical acclaim for his international performances as soloist, chamber musician and collaborator with leading instrumentalists and singers. As a solo recitalist, he has performed throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, and has played at major festivals in Salzburg, Berlin, Bermuda, Dubrovnik, Vancouver, Aspen, and Newport. He made his solo orchestral debut at the age of fourteen with the Pittsburgh Symphony.… Read More


Pre-Concert Lecture - Dr. Richard Freedman on the Daedalus Quartet & Charles Abramovic's Program
The Daedalus Quartet plays Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 131 live from the WRTI Performance Studio