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Juilliard Quartet w/ Samuel Rhodes, viola and Marcy Rosen, cello

Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 3:00 PM

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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  • Beethoven: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127

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Since its inception in 1946, the Juilliard Quartet has made manifest the credo of founders Robert Mann and William Schuman to “play new works as if they were established masterpieces, and established masterpieces as if they were new.” The Juilliard’s February appearance with PCMS is a testament to these long-held principles, with works by Brahms and Schubert bookending Elliott Carter’s first string quartet, a piece that, in Carter’s telling, “was written in the undisturbed quiet of the Arizona desert, and, like the desert horizons I saw daily while it was being written, it presents a continuous unfolding and changing of expressive characters–one woven into the other or emerging from it–on a large scale.”

Schubert: String Quartet in C Minor, D. 703, Quartettsatz
Carter: Quartet No. 1
Brahms: String Sextet in G Major, Op. 36

Juilliard Quartet

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

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Samuel Rhodes, viola

Samuel Rhodes has been a member of both the Juilliard String Quartet and the faculty of the Juilliard School for over 40 years. He has served on the faculty of the Tanglewood Music Center, and has been a participant in the Marlboro Festival since 1960. Rhodes has appeared as a guest artist with many ensembles.

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Marcy Rosen, cello

Los Angeles Times music critic Herbert Glass has called cellist Marcy Rosen “one of the intimate art’s abiding treasures.” She has performed in recital and with orchestra throughout Canada, England, France, Japan, Italy, Switzerland, and all fifty of the United States. She made her concerto debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the age of 18 and has since.

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American Philosophical Society

Address: Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Concerts at the American Philosophical SocietyBenjamin Franklin Hall is a 375 seat auditorium offering plaza level and balcony seating.  All concerts at this venue are general admission seating.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. There are many historic elements to the building.  Designed in the Italianate style, it features a visually striking white marble façade and an impressive collection of paintings.…more info