"This is one of the best quartets before the public today" —Washington Post
"We are simply your friendly neighborhood string quartet with above average amounts of beard." This quartet of childhood music-camp friends is the closest thing to rock stars that classical music will allow. Their rule, said one: "We just play stuff we really like." That's an eclectic range embracing Janáček, Beethoven, and for this concert a new quartet by the Norwegian composer Rolf Wallin. The foursome's affection for its repertoire comes through as they fuse superb technique, individuality, and "rampaging energy" (New Yorker), thrilling audiences around the world.
Rolf Wallin: Swans Kissing for String Quartet (North American premiere)
Janácek: String Quartet No. 2, Intimate Letters
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 9, op. 59, no. 3