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Juilliard String Quartet Performs an All-Beethoven Program on Monday, November 26 at 8 PM in Alice Tully Hall

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Recital Part of Juilliard's Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital Series

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Friday, October 26, 2012

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The Juilliard String Quartet (Photo by Steve J. Sherman)
The Juilliard String Quartet (Photo by Steve J. Sherman)

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The Juilliard String Quartet performs two Beethoven Quartets on their first of two recitals this season on Monday, November 26 at 8 PM in Alice Tully Hall, part of Juilliard’s Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital Series. The second recital takes place on Tuesday, February 26 at 8 PM in Alice Tully Hall.

The November 26th program features Beethoven’s Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131 and Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132.

Free tickets will be available November 12 at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 6 PM. For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to www.juilliard.edu.

This season marks the last one for violist Samuel Rhodes, who has decided to step down from the Quartet in 2013; Mr. Rhodes will continue teaching at Juilliard and remains chairman of the viola department. British violist Roger Tapping will be joining the Juilliard String Quartet in September 2013. He also becomes a member of Juilliard’s viola faculty beginning with the fall 2013 semester. Mr. Tapping appears on the February 26 recital as guest artist in Samuel Rhodes’ Viola Quintet and Mozart’s Viola Quintet No. 5 in D Major. Beethoven’s Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135 completes the program. To read about Roger Tapping’s appointment, go to http://www.juilliard.edu/newsroom/releases/current/2012-October_RogerTapping.php.

About the Juilliard String Quartet

Since its inception in 1946, the Juilliard String Quartet has embodied the credo stated by founders Robert Mann and William Schuman to “play new works as if they were established masterpieces, and established masterpieces as if they were new.” The hallmarks of its distinctive sound – clarity of structure, beauty of sound, purity of line, and an extraordinary unanimity of purpose – have been applied to virtually every era and genre in the literature, from Beethoven, Schubert, and Bartók to Carter, Davidovsky, Babbitt, and Wernick.

The Juilliard String Quartet continues its vibrant tradition of music-making and teaching in the 2012-13 season with performances at Ravinia and for the chamber music societies of Detroit, Albuquerque, Philadelphia, and Cleveland, among many other dates. In New York City, the Quartet appears in its two annual Juilliard School concerts at Alice Tully Hall. In addition to its educational work throughout the season at The Juilliard School, the Quartet returns to Arizona State University’s School of Music for a three-part residency, where they will present master classes, coachings and performances. In May 2012 they host eight quartets from around the world at their week-long Juilliard String Quartet Seminar, held annually at Juilliard (juilliard.edu/jsqseminar).

Internationally, the Quartet tours to Taiwan, Japan, Switzerland, and Germany, where they will play the five late quartets of Beethoven (repertoire that is a particular focus throughout the season). They have also been invited to join other international musical luminaries for the opening celebrations of a major new performing arts center in Wroclaw, Poland, in June 2013.

With more than 100 releases to its credit, the Juilliard String Quartet is one of the most widely recorded string quartets of our time. In 2011, they became the first classical music ensemble to be honored with The Recording Academy®’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

FOR LISTINGS:

Monday, November 26, 8 PM, Alice Tully Hall

Juilliard String Quartet

Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital

Beethoven – String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131

Beethoven – String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132

Free tickets will be available November 12 at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 6 PM. For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to www.juilliard.edu.