Danish Quartet

Wednesday, April 02, 2025 - 7:30 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street Learn More

This concert is part of the Brodsky Series. You can subscribe to this series, Build Your Own subscription, or purchase a Season Pass. Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

About This Performance

The members of the Danish Quartet have an extensive history of musical collaboration. For this PCMS appearance, they bring their Doppelgänger project, an ambitious four-year international commissioning project in which four composers create new works in response to a masterwork by Franz Schubert. In this program, they pair Schubert’s transcendent final string quartet (completed months before he passed away) with Danish composer Bent Sørensen’s 2020 work Doppelgänger. “The piece is in two movements, and between and within them there are mirror effects… the only traces of Schubert in my piece are some recurring clean and pure G Major chords often transformed, as in the Schubert quartet, to G Minor” (Bent Sørensen).

Schubert: Quartet in G Major, D. 887
Sørensen: Doppelgänger  Philadelphia Premiere
Schubert: Der Doppelgänger, D. 957 (Arr. DSQ)

The Artist(s)

Danish Quartet
Danish Quartet
The GRAMMY®-nominated Danish String Quartet continues to assert its preeminence among the world’s finest string quartets. Celebrated for their “intense blend, extreme dynamic variation (in which they seem glued together), perfect intonation even on harmonics, and constant vitality and flow” (Gramophone) and renowned for the palpable joy they exude in music-making, the Danish String Quartet has become one of today’s most in-demand classical quartets,… Read More


Danish Quartet | Sørensen: Dancers and Disappearance
Danish Quartet | Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127 - 1st mvt