Elias Quartet

Friday, March 14, 2025 - 7:30 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street Learn More

This concert is part of the Kardon 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 “poetic, charismatic and virtuosic” (Sunday Telegraph) Elias Quartet illuminates the final string quartets of three masters of the genre. Haydn’s unfinished D Minor Quartet conveys the composer’s power and ingenuity at his advanced age; Britten’s ephemeral, distinctive Quartet No. 3 contains a multitude of colors and contrasts; and Mendelssohn’s F Minor Quartet exudes anguish and poetic melancholy, having been written soon after the death of his sister Fanny and just two months before his own passing.

Swan Songs
Haydn: Quartet in D Minor, Op. 103
Britten: Quartet No. 3, Op. 94
Mendelssohn: Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80

The Artist(s)

Elias Quartet
Elias Quartet
The Elias String Quartet take their name from Mendelssohn’s oratorio, Elijah, of which Elias is its German form, and quickly established themselves as one of the most intense and vibrant quartets of their generation. The Quartet was formed in 1998 at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where they worked closely with the late Dr.… Read More


Elias Quartet | Beethoven: Op. 59 , No. 2, IV
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