Ying Quartet

Eastman Ranlet Series

October 7, 2018 | 3:00 PM Kilbourn Hall Discounts Available with valid UR ID Buy TicketsOr call our Box Office 585-274-3000

Ying Quartet, l-r: David Ying (cello), Janet Ying (violin), new first violinist Robin Scott, and Phillip Ying (viola) outside Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Eastman School of Music March 23, 2015 // photo by J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester

The Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today’s world. Now in its third decade as a quartet, the Quartet has established itself as an ensemble of the highest musical qualifications in its tours across the United States and abroad. Their performances regularly take place in many of the world’s most important concert halls, from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House. At the same time, the Quartet’s belief that concert music can also be a meaningful part of everyday life has also drawn the foursome to perform in settings as diverse as the workplace, schools, juvenile prisons, and the White House. In fact, the Ying Quartet’s constant quest to explore the creative possibilities of the string quartet has led it to an unusually diverse array of musical projects and interests.

Program:

String Quartet No. 3, Op. 44, No. 1

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Crisantemi

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

INTERMISSION

Italian Serenade

Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)

Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

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