|October 15, 1999|
Borromeo String Quartet to perform all-Beethoven program Oct. 15
The critically acclaimed Borromeo String Quartet will perform the third program in a six-part series of the complete Beethoven String Quartets Friday, Oct. 15, at 8 p.m. in Union College's Memorial Chapel.
The Borromeo Quartet, in its first performance of the season at Union, will perform their All-Beethoven Program III which includes Op. 18, No. 5 in A; Op. 18, No. 4 in c; and Op 131 in c-sharp.
Following their performance at Union, the Quartet will go on to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston to perform the same program as part of the complete Beethoven cycle for the Sunday Concert Series at the Gardner.
The Borromeo will complete the cycle during the 1999-2000 season at Union with three other concerts on Friday, Dec. 10, at 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m., and Friday, April 7 at 8 p.m.
The Quartet, formed in 1989 by four young musicians from the Curtis Institute of Music, has risen quickly to international prominence. Members include Nicholas Kitchen, violin; Ruggero Allifranchini, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; and Yeesun Kim, cello. All are faculty members at the New England Conservatory.
Internationally, they have held performances in Moscow, Montevideo, Uruguay, Tokyo, Amsterdam, and Wigmore Hall in London. American performances include Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington and Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The Boston Globe wrote: "Above all, the Borromeo players seem to enjoy their work and each other. They are like actors entering into the emotion, or the complex of emotions, of the moment; they are emotional and communicative musicians."
Tickets, at $15 ($7 for students), are available in advance at the Schenectady Museum (518) 382-7890 and at the door at 7 p.m. For more information, call 372-3651.