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Modigliani Quartet

Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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With a new first violinist, the Modigliani Quartet makes its fourth PCMS appearance in a program that features two string quartets never before heard on our series. Puccini’s melancholy I Crisantemi (“The Chrysanthemums”) was originally conceived as a work for string quartet, but the composer later reworked the music for inclusion in his famous opera Manon Lescaut. Saint-Saëns composed his first String Quartet during a trip to Buenos Aires and the Canary Islands and dedicated it to the Belgian violinist Eugène Ysaÿe, whose ensemble premiered it. The E Minor work successfully combines classical and romantic styles, proving to be music of great charm, grace, and facility.

Puccini: I Crisantemi
Brahms: Quartet in C Minor, Op. 51, No. 1
Saint-Saëns: Quartet in E Minor, Op. 112

Modigliani Quartet

The Paris based Modigliani Quartet, formed by four close friends in 2003, is a regular guest of the world’s top venues and finest String Quartet series. In the current and upcoming seasons, the quartet will be touring in the USA, Japan, Korea, China and extensively most of the European countries. They will return among others.

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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