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Juilliard Quartet

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

  • Juilliard Quartet - Beethoven

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With four Grammy Awards and membership in the Hall of Fame of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the Juilliard Quartet has been the gold standard of string quartet playing for seven decades. For the group’s first PCMS program with new cellist Astrid Schween, a pair of well-known quartets bookend a new work by Mario Davidovsky, echoing the credo of the quartet’s founders to “play new works as if they were established masterpieces, and established masterpieces as if they were new.”

Mendelssohn: Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13
Davidovsky: Fragments, String Quartet No. 6 [Philadelphia Premiere]
Beethoven: Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130 w/ Grosse Fuge, Op. 133

This performance features a free pre-concert lecture starting at 1:45 PM with James Primosch.

Juilliard Quartet

With unparalleled artistry and enduring vigor, the Juilliard String Quartet continues to inspire audiences around the world. Founded in 1946, and widely known as “the quintessential American string quartet,” the Juilliard draws on a deep and vital engagement to the classics, while embracing the mission of championing new works, a vibrant combination of the familiar.

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Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Address: 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

  The Perelman Theater is part of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, located on the southwest corner of Broad and Spruce Streets in Center City Philadelphia. The smaller of the two concert halls in the Kimmel Center, the Perelman Theater is a 627-seat auditorium with seating on the plaza, plaza tier, first balcony, and second balcony levels.…more info