Parisian quartet returns to Union after debut

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The Modigliani String Quartet performs on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. in Memorial Chapel.

The series is pleased to welcome back this astounding French ensemble in a program featuring Schubert’s Quartettsatz in C Minor, D. 703, Brahms’s C-minor Quartet, Op. 51, No. 1, Puccini’s I Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums), and Mendelssohn’s F-minor Quartet, Op. 80.

Formed in 2003, the Modigliani Quartet rose to prominence after winning the Frits Philips and Vittorio Rimbotti competitions, and the Young Concert Artist International Auditions. It has already performed in leading international venues including London’s Wigmore Hall, New York’s Carnegie Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Vienna’s Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Salzburg’s Mozarteum, among many others.

This season, the quartet’s North American tour includes a return to Carnegie Hall along with appearances in Boston, Philadelphia, Houston, Los Angeles, Washington, and other cities. In 2014, the Modigliani Quartet became artistic directors of the Rencontres Musicales d’Evian, made famous by its former legendary artistic director Mstislav Rostropovich. The quartet regularly plays chamber music with Sabine Meyer, Renaud Capuçon, Nicholas Angelich, Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, Marie-Elisabeth Hecker or Daniel Müller-Schott and various musician friends.

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