Boccherini: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 2, No. 6
Verdi: Quartet in E Minor
Respighi: Quartet in D Major
Quartetto di Cremona (Cristiano Gualco, violin; Paolo Andreoli, violin; Simone Gramaglia, viola; Giovanni Scaglione, cello)
Revel in the musical riches of Italy! Named for the small city that was home to the great stringed instrument makers Amati and Stradivari, Quartetto di Cremona makes its Houston debut. Hear rarely heard gems by Verdi, Puccini and Respighi, performed by Italy’s leading ensemble on instruments made by Guadagnini, Testore, Torazzi and Amati.
“It’s a rare blend: breadth of sound and capriciousness combined with perfect tuning and ensemble has the players sounding absolutely of one voice. …Nothing less than life-affirming.” – Gramophone
“Internationally renowned for their extremely mature and lyrical sound.” — The Strad
Full Season, Chamber Music and Menil series subscribers will be assigned to one concert, but are welcome to choose Monday or Tuesday.