Juilliard String Quartet to perform Sunday at Pequot Library
Published 5:44 am, Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The quartet will perform from 4 to 6 p.m. at the library, 720 Pequot Ave., Fairfield. It is presented as part of the Westport Arts Center's Chamber Concert series.
Featured music is scheduled to include modern pieces by Webern and Berg and, to close, Beethoven's final quartet in F Major, Op. 135.
"The most recent appearance of the Juilliard String Quartet in our series was a sold-out sensation," Russell Platt, the arts center's curator for chamber music, said in publicity for the event. "I expect no less this time around, especially since the group, renowned for the depth of its interpretations, is playing music from the Viennese tradition."
Founded in 1946 as a resident teaching and performing ensemble, the Juilliard String Quartet has a reputation as one of the world's great chamber ensembles, the concert publcity states.
The ensemble consists of first violinist Joseph Lin, second violinist Ronald Copes, violist Roger Tapping and cellist Joel Krosnick. They have performed around the world at recitals, music festivals and with symphony orchestras.
With recordings of virtually the entire string quartet literature, the Juilliard String Quartet's discography is among the most extensive in history, according to the news release, and the ensemble has received numerous Grammy awards for its recordings.
Tickets for the concert are $65 each and can be purchased online at www.westportartscenter.org or by calling 203-222-7070. A limited number of discounted senior tickets will be available for presale at the Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Ave., Westport.