Belcea String Quartet performs classic repertoire at Union

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The Belcea String Quartet performs on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 3 p.m. in Memorial Chapel.

The Series welcomes back for the fifth time, the renowned Belcea String Quartet in a program of Schubert’s Quartet in E-flat Major, D. 87, Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110, and Schubert’s famous Quartet in D Minor, D. 810 ‘Death and the Maiden.'

Recently named the quartet-in-residence at the new Boulez Hall in Berlin, the Belcea Quartet celebrated 20 years together last season with concerts in London’s Wigmore Hall and Vienna’s Konzerthaus, at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and the Philharmonie de Luxembourg. The quartet performs in concert halls across the world, including regular appearances in Carnegie Hall. The quartet’s regular partners include Piotr Anderszewski, Till Fellner, Martin Fröst, Valentin Erben, Ian Bostridge, and Matthias Goerne.

The Quartet has shared a residence at the Vienna Konzerthaus with the Artemis Quartet since 2010. It is also quartet-in-residence at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama. The musicians recently created their very own Belcea Quartet Trust, whose main aims are to support and inspire young string quartets as well as to support commissioning of new works from today’s leading composers to be premiered by the quartet in the future. The Belcea Quartet’s performances of the complete Beethoven string quartets at Vienna’s Konzerthaus in 2012 were broadcast by Mezzo TV and were released —on DVD and Blu-ray disc—by the label Euroarts in fall 2014. The release was accompanied by Jean-Claude Mocik’s documentary of the entire project, “On the Trail of Beethoven’s String Quartets”.

Individual tickets are $30. All students are free. Subscription packages offer significant savings. For information, call (518) 388-6080 or click here.