The Belcea String Quartet kicks off the Union College Concert Series 2014-2015 Season in Memorial Chapel on Thursday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m.
The eminent British quartet from Britain returns for its fifth series appearance before heading to Carnegie Hall, offering a classic program of Mozart’s Quartet in F Major, K. 590, Beethoven’s Quartet in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3, and Schubert’s Quartet in A Minor, D. 890 Rosamunde.
Established at the Royal College of Music in 1994, the Belcea Quartet was swiftly recognized as an outstanding ensemble by London’s Wigmore Hall, where they were resident quartet from 2001 to 2006 and with which they continue to enjoy a close relationship; and by EMI Classics, with whom they recorded exclusively for many years. They are currently quartet-in-residence at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and have been ensemble-in-residence at the Vienna Konzerthaus since the 2010-11 Season.
Highlights of the Belcea’s 2014-2015 North American tour include appearances at Carnegie Hall and Shriver Hall, and in Cleveland, Philadelphia, Toronto, Montreal, and many other cities throughout the United States. The Quartet’s performance of the complete Beethoven string quartets at Vienna’s Konzerthaus were filmed in May 2012 and will be released this fall on blue ray, accompanied by Jean-Claude Mocik’s documentary of the entire project entitled “Looking for Beethoven.”
Individual tickets are $25 or $10 for students. Subscription packages offer significant savings. For information, call 518-388-6080 or visit http://www.unioncollegeconcerts.org.