Elias String Quartet
March 18, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm$60
SARA BITLLOCH, violin
DONALD GRANT, violin
SIMONE VAN DER GIESSEN, viola
MARIE BITLLOCH, cello
The Elias String Quartet is lauded for its Beethoven quartet cycle recorded live-inconcert at London’s Wigmore Hall. “This immensely talented string quartet has the rare quality of unforced spontaneity” (The Sunday Telegraph). “In the opening movement of the first ‘Razumovsky’ Quartet Op. 59 No. 1 the players sound both joyfully confident and seeming to encounter the music for the first time – and be constantly delighted at what they find” (The Strad).
With “imaginative, full-blooded playing and impeccable ensemble” (Classic FM), “they live and breathe each phrase with an enraptured sensitivity” (The Strad). “The players are individually brilliant, but their interplay is profound” (The Sunday Times)
Pre-concert Talk one hour before performance at 2pm.
Clayton State music professor Dr.Kurt-Alexander Zeller gives engaging, insightful talks about the music, and often plays recorded excerpts of pieces in the program. These talks begin one hour prior to concert time for selected Strings and Vocal series concerts and are free for all ticket-holders.
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN:
Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18 No. 4
Quartet No. 7 in F major, Op. 59 No. 1, “Razumovsky”
Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, Op. 74, “Harp”d