Howland Chamber Music Circle
The Howland Chamber Music Circle will present the Daedalus Quartet, Min-Young Kim and Matilda Kaul, violin; Jessica Thompson, viola, and Thomas Kraines, cello. The program will include the String Quartet No.12 in C minor, D. 703, the “Quartettsatz” by Franz Schubert, the Second String Quartet by American composer Fred Lerdahl. They will be joined by cellist Edward Arron in the String Quintet in C Major, D.957 by Schubert. Since its founding, the Daedalus Quartet has performed in many of the world’s leading musical venues in the United States and Canada, as well as in Salzburg and Vienna, Amsterdam, Paris and Japan.
Praised by The New Yorker as “a fresh and vital young participant in what is a golden age of American string quartets,” the Daedalus Quartet established itself as a leader among the new generation of string ensembles. In the 11 years of its existence the Daedalus Quartet has received plaudits from critics and listeners alike for the security, technical finish, interpretive unity, and sheer gusto of its performances. The New York Times has praised the quartet’s “insightful and vibrant” Haydn, the ‘impressive intensity” of their Beethoven, their “luminous” Berg, and the “riveting focus” of their Dutilleux. The Washington Post in turn has acclaimed their performance of Mendelssohn for its “rocket of blistering virtuosity,” while the Houston Chronicle has described the “silvery beauty” of their Schubert and the “magic that hushed the audience” when they played Ravel.
The concert will take place on Sunday, April 1, at 4 p.m. at the Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street, Beacon, and will be followed by a reception to meet the artists. Tickets are $30 ($10 for students) and can be reserved by calling 845-297-9243 or at the Chamber Music Circle website.
Photo courtesy of the artists