Borromeo String Quartet

Performance DetailsBorromeo String Quartet

Date: Sunday, March 23rd @ 7:30pm
Location: Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre
Admission: $10/general public, $5/students. Tickets available at the door. 

This program is co-sponsored by the Williamsburg Regional Library's Dewey Decibel Series.

About the Performers

The Borromeo String Quartet is one of the most celebrated string quartets of our time. The group pioneered the use of laptop computers on stage during concerts, an innovative approach that allows players to perform from full multi-part scores and composers' manuscripts, which are projected onto the screen. Th eprojections allow the audience to see, for example, handwritten manuscripts by such composers as Beethoven, Schubert, and Partok which the music is being played. This creates a transformative experience as the audience observes the creative process at work. As one critic put it, "through its poise and its passion, the Borromeos are recreating the meium anew, and we are lucky to be here to hear it." (The Boston Globe)

The Borromeo is the longtime Ensemble-in Residence at both the New England Conservatory of Music and the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum in Boston. The quartet has also worked extensively with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Library of Congress. the group has received many awards throughout its illustrious 24-year career, including Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Career Grant, Chamber Music America's Cleveland Quartet Award, and top prize at the International String Quartet Competition in Evian, France. 

For more information about the Borromeo String Quartet, visit their website at www.borromeoquartet.org.

Program Selection

NICHOLAS KITCHEN, violin
KRISTOPHER TONG, violin
MAI MOTOBUCHI, viola
YEESUN KIM, cello

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791)
String Quartet No. 23 in F Major, K. 590 (1790)

          Allegro moderato, in F major
          Andante
          Menuetto: Allegretto
          Allegro, in F major

BÉLA BARTÓK (1881-1945)
String Quartet No. 3, Sz. 85 (1927)

          Prima parte: Moderato
          Seconda parte: Allegro
          Recapitulazione della prima parte: Moderato
          Coda: Allegro molto

INTERMISSION

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK (1841-1904)
String Quartet No. 11 in C major, Op. 61 (1881)

          Allegro
          Poco adagio e molto cantabile
          Scherzo. Allegro vivo
          Finale. Vivace