British string quartet returns to Union after memorable debut

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The Doric String Quartet performs on Friday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Chapel.

The series welcomes back the Doric String Quartet after its impactful debut in 2014. The British quartet performs Haydn’s Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 64, No. 3; Bartók’s Quartet No. 2; and Schubert’s Quartet in G Major, D. 887.

The Doric String Quartet has won several prizes including 1st prize at the 2008 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan, 2nd prize at the Premio Paolo Borciani International String Quartet Competition in Italy and the Ensemble Prize at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany. It performs in leading concert halls throughout Europe including Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna Konzerthaus, Frankfurt Alte Oper, Hamburg Laeiszhalle and De Singel, and is a regular visitor to the Wigmore Hall. In 2010 the Quartet made its highly acclaimed American debut with recitals at the Frick Museum in New York and Library of Congress in Washington, and now returns for annual tours to North America.

Since 2010 the Quartet has recorded exclusively for Chandos Records. Their most recent releases of Haydn’s Op. 20 quartets and quartets by Janáček and Martinů have both gathered enthusiastic reviews across the board, with the Haydn disc being named Editor’s Choice by Gramophone and shortlisted for a 2015 Gramophone Award.

Individual tickets are $30. All students are free. For information, call (518) 388-6080 or visit the concert series website.