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Danish String Quartet

(2015/2016 Performing Arts)

Tue, Mar 1
7:00 PM
Available on the Chamber Arts series
Co-presented with the UCSB Department of Music
Education Sponsor: Sonquist Family Endowment

“This is one of the best quartets before the public today.” The Washington Post

One of the hottest string quartets right now, the Danish returns for a consecutive season, following its thrilling 2014 Santa Barbara debut. Garnering seemingly every possible plaudit, from being appointed BBC New Generation Artists to endlessly quotable reviews, “these shaggy-haired Danes” (The New Yorker) are in demand worldwide for their integrated sound, flawless intonation and judicious balance. Los Angeles Times critic Mark Swed called the quartet “mystical,” remarking, “They allowed time to stand still, and they could assume the pose of excitingly aggressive rockers. They did it all.”

Beethoven: String Quartet in B-flat Major, op. 18, no. 6
Janácek: String Quartet No. 1 (“The Kreutzer Sonata”)
Mendelssohn: String Quartet in A Minor, op. 13
Program subject to change

Related event: Master Class with Danish String Quartet and UCSB students
Mon, Feb 29 / 5 PM / UCSB Music Geiringer Hall
FREE and open to public observation
Co-presented by Arts & Lectures and the UCSB Department of Music

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