The Mill Valley Chamber Music Society is delighted to present the Escher Quartet performing an evening of chamber music on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 at the Mt. Tamalpais Methodist Church in Mill Valley, a venue with superb acoustics for chamber music.
Program: Schumann:Quartet,a minor,op.41 #1; Berg:Quartet,op.3; Dvorak:Quartet,C,op.61
Within months of its inception in 2005, the Escher String Quartet was invited by both Pinchas Zukerman and Itzhak Perlman to be the quartet-in-residence at each artist's summer festival. The Eschers have since collaborated with artists such as Andrés Diaz, Lawrence Dutton, Kurt Elling, David Finckel, Leon Fleisher, Vadim Gluzman, Benjamin Grosvenor, Wu Han, Gary Hoffman, Joseph Kalichstein, David Shifrin, Joseph Silverstein, and Pinchas Zukerman. In August 2012 the Quartet gave their BBC Proms debut, performing Hugh Wood's 4th String Quartet.
Championed by members of the Emerson String Quartet, the group were proud to be BBC New Generation Artists for 2010-2012. Having completed a three-year residency as artists of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's "CMS Two" programme, the ensemble has already performed at prestigious venues and festivals around the world including Alice Tully Hall, the 92nd Street Y and Symphony Space in New York, Kennedy Center, the Louvre, Ravinia and Caramoor Festivals, Music@Menlo, West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Wigmore Hall, the City of London Festival and a tour of China including Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou.
In 2012-2013 the Quartet will complete their final BBC New Generation Artists recording project in London. They will continue their relationship with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, performing a series of concerts celebrating the 100th anniversary of Britten's birth. 2012-2013 releases include the complete Zemlinsky Quartets on Naxos. The Escher String Quartet takes its name from Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher and his unique method of interplay between individual components working together to form a whole.
Watch - Escher records Zemlinsky for Naxos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy5Y23mVf_8
Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church (Ver)
410 Sycamore Avenue (at the corner of Camino Alto)
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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