Juilliard String Quartet Opens Howland Chamber Music Season on Sept. 29

The Howland Chamber Music Circle announces the first performance of its new season by the renowned Juilliard String Quartet, Joseph Lin and Ronald Copes, violins, Roger Tapping, viola, and Joel Krosnick, cello.

Juilliard String Quartet: Ronald Copes, left, and Joseph Lin, violins, Roger Tapping, viola, and Joel Krosnick, cello Photo courtesy of Howland Chamber Music Circle

Juilliard String Quartet: Ronald Copes, left, and Joseph Lin, violins, Roger Tapping, viola, and Joel Krosnick, cello (Photo courtesy of Howland Chamber Music Circle)

The Juilliard String Quartet continues its vibrant and pioneering tradition of making and teaching music in the 2013/14 season, welcoming violist Roger Tapping who replaces Samuel Rhodes. Tapping joined the quartet in a special farewell concert at Ravinia celebrating Rhodes’ remarkable 44 years as the quartet’s violist.

Since its inception in 1946, the Juilliard String Quartet has made manifest the credo of founders Robert Mann and William Schuman to “play new works as if they where established masterpieces, and established masterpieces as if they where new.” They have performed over 500 works including premieres of more than 60 pieces by American composers.

For its concert at the Howland Center, the quartet has chosen to play two string quartets by Beethoven, the G Major, Op. 18, No. 2 and the C Major, Op. 59, No. 3, and the Lyric Suite by Alban Berg.

The concert will take place at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, followed by a reception to meet the artists.

Tickets are by subscription to a series of four to eight concerts at $110 to $180, and may also be purchased individually at $30. Student tickets are $10. Subscribing to a series is recommended since many HCMC presentations are sold out. Visit howlandmusic.org or call 845-297-9243.

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