Katonah, NY – (October 27, 2014) On Saturday, November 22 at 8 p.m. The Brentano Quartet will present works by Charpentier, Debussy, and Brahms in the Music Room of the historic Rosen House. The evening will begin with Suite for Strings in d by Charpentier, followed by Debussy’s String Quartet. The program will close with Brahms’ Quartet in B-flat, Op. 67.
Tickets: Concert tickets for The Brentano Quartet start at $15. Tickets are currently on sale and may be purchased at the Caramoor Box Office, 914.232.1252 or ordered online at www.caramoor.org.
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The Brentano Quartet
Mark Steinberg, Serena Canin,violins, Misha Amory, viola, Nina Lee cello,
Charpentier Suite for Strings in d
Debussy String Quartet in g, Op. 10
Brahms Quartet in B-flat, Op. 67
About The Brentano Quartet
Since its inception in 1992, the Brentano String Quartet has appeared throughout the world to popular and critical acclaim. Within a few years of its formation, the Quartet garnered the first Cleveland Quartet Award and the Naumburg Chamber Music Award; and in 1996 the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center invited them to be the inaugural members of Chamber Music Society Two. The Quartet had its first European tour in 1997, and was honored in the U.K. with the Royal Philharmonic Award for Most Outstanding Debut.
In recent seasons, the Quartet has traveled widely, appearing all over the United States and Canada, in Europe, Japan, and Australia. The Quartet has participated in summer festivals such as Aspen, the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, the Edinburgh Festival, the Kuhmo Festival in Finland, the Taos School of Music, and the Caramoor Music Festival.
The Quartet has also worked closely with some of the most important composers of our time, among them Elliott Carter, Charles Wuorinen, Chou Wen-chung, Steven Mackey, Bruce Adolphe, and György Kurtág. The Quartet has commissioned works from Wuorinen, Adolphe, Mackey, David Horne, and Gabriela Frank. In 1998, cellist Nina Lee joined the Quartet, succeeding founding member Michael Kannen.
The Quartet is named for Antonie Brentano, whom many scholars consider to be Beethoven’s “Immortal Beloved,” the intended recipient of his famous love confession.
Caramoor is a performing arts center located on a unique 90-acre setting of Mediterranean Revival architecture and gardens in Westchester County, NY. It enriches the lives of its audiences through innovative and diverse musical performances of the highest quality. Its mission also includes mentoring young professional musicians and providing educational programs for young children centered around music. Audiences are invited to come early to explore the beautiful grounds, tour the historic Rosen House, and discover beautiful music in the relaxed settings of the Venetian Theater, Spanish Courtyard, Music Room of the Rosen House, and the magnificent gardens. Caramoor’s gardens, also used for concerts, are also well worth the visit and include nine unique perennial gardens. Among them are a Sense Circle for the visually handicapped, the Sunken Garden, a Butterfly Garden, the Tapestry Hedge, and the Iris and Peony Garden.
To learn more, visit caramoor.org.
Getting to Caramoor
By car from the West Side of Manhattan and New Jersey, take the Saw Mill River Parkway north to Katonah. Exit at Route 35/Cross River. Turn right and, at the first traffic light, make a right turn onto Route 22 south. Travel 1.9 miles to the junction of Girdle Ridge Road. Follow the signs to Caramoor. (For detailed directions call 914.232.5035 and press 2, or online at www.caramoor.org). Parking at Caramoor is free.
By train, take the Harlem Division of the Metro-North Railroad to Katonah, New York. Taxi service from the station to Caramoor (5 minutes away) is available.
Performances are made possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government.
Performances are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts is located at 149 Girdle Ridge RD, Katonah, NY
ALL PROGRAMS AND ARTISTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
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