Folk Renaissance II: Continuing our look at folk roots in the concert hall. Continues with Elias Quartet on March 19.
Included in the Da Camera at the Menil series. Or Build Your Own Series of any 6 to 9 concerts.
Traditional Danish folk tunes
Hans Abrahamsen: Quartet No. 1 (“Ten Preludes”)
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1
Danish String Quartet (Frederik Øland, violin; Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violin; Asbjørn Nørgaard, viola; Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin, cello)
After their stirring Da Camera debut in 2015, the Danish Quartet returns with traditional Nordic folk music, Quartet No. 1 by Denmark’s greatest living composer — Hans Abrahamsen — and Beethoven’s sweeping, powerful Quartet in F Major, Op. 59. With their technical and interpretive talents matched by an infectious joy for music-making and “rampaging energy” (The New Yorker), the quartet is in demand worldwide.
“A concert that was as comprehensively rewarding as any chamber-music performance in recent memory… Do not lose track of this group: Even by today’s high standards, it offers something very special.” — The Boston Globe