Orion Quartet

Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 3:00 PM
American Philosophical Society

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About This Performance

Consistently beguiling and technically impeccable, the four “extremely virtuosic and accomplished players” in the Orion Quartet “seem to have been born to be together” (Los Angeles Times). Their annual Philadelphia appearance features three compositions well-known to PCMS audiences. Anchoring this program is Dvořák’s fourteenth and final string quartet—the last piece of instrumental chamber music in a vast oeuvre of more than thirty-one outstanding works. Op. 105 is a masterwork of superb construction and undeniable inspiration. Characteristic of Dvořák, the music works so well “on the surface” that one may not immediately notice the ingenuity of detail that characterizes this highly integrated work of art.

Haydn: Quartet in F Major, Op. 50, No. 5
Bartók: Quartet No. 2
Dvořák: Quartet in A-flat Major, Op. 105