The Music at Amherst Series continues with a performance by the Juilliard String Quartet on Friday, January 26, 2018, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. The performance requires tickets and seating is assigned. Tickets may be reserved beginning January 12, 2018 through firstname.lastname@example.org, by visiting http://amherst.universitytickets.com or calling the concert office at 413/542-2195.
Haydn: String Quartet in G minor, Op 74, No 3 (“Rider”)
Mozart: String Quartet in D Minor, K. 421
Bartók: String Quartet No. 5, Sz. 102, BB 110
Founded in 1946, the ever-evolving Juilliard String Quartet has become a living American legend. The JSQ’s newest member is internationally recognized soloist, chamber artist, teacher and local treasure, cellist Astrid Schween.
Widely known as the “quintessential American string quartet,” the Juilliard has been recognized for the boldness of its interpretation of the classics, with an equal and parallel tradition of championing the new — a vibrant combination of the familiar and the daring. The Quartet’s sound is famously characterized by clarity of structure, compelling rhythmic drive and an extraordinary unanimity of purpose, no matter the work at hand.
“The Juilliard’s bracing, rhythmically adept performance evoked a mechanism of interlocking parts, meticulously built to create a single, strong gesture.” -Boston Globe
The box office for this performance opens on January 12, 2018. Ticket prices are $28 for the general public, $22 for senior citizens and $12 for students with valid ID. For a complete listing of upcoming Amherst College Department of Music events, visit us on the web:www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/music/events.