The Claudia and David Hatcher Series

Danish String Quartet

Event details

  • Friday | February 16 | 8:00 PM
  • Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center
  • 501 Texas Ave. Houston TX 77002
  • 713-524-5050 |

“plays with an urgency that can feel dangerous, and with a unity of intention that makes familiar material stand out in bold relief, as if it were brand new territory…This is a group that makes you listen.”

— San Jose Mercury News

Purcell: Chaconne in G Minor for String Quartet (arr. Britten)
Haydn: String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 20, No. 3
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 7 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 108
Schubert: String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden”

Danish String Quartet (Frederik Øland, violin; Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violin; Asbjørn Nørgaard, viola; Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin, cello)

A DACAMERA audience favorite, the Grammy-nominated Danish Quartet is among the world’s finest string quartets, renowned for impeccable musicianship, sophisticated artistry and, above all, an unmatched ability to play as one. Their wide-ranging program moves from Baroque composer Purcell’s lively Chaconne; to Haydn’s spirited Quartet No. 3 from Opus 20; to Schubert’s beloved “Death and the Maiden”; and into the 1960s with an introspective quartet Shostakovich dedicated to his late wife.

“an exceptional quartet, whatever repertory they play.” — The New York Times

VIDEO: HEAR the Danish String Quartet play Beethoven ↓

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