The Ying Quartet, the Eastman School of Music’s string-quartet-in-residence, presents its third recital of Beethoven’s Quartets this season at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 28, in Kilbourn Hall.
The program includes Op. 18, No. 1 in F Major, the very first of Beethoven’s quartets; op. 130 in B flat Major, one of his last works; and the Grosse Fuge (or “Great Fugue”), originally the final movement of op. 130 but later published as a separate piece, which is widely considered one of Beethoven’s greatest and most challenging works for string quartet.
The concert is part of the Eastman-Ranlet Series of recitals centered on the richly colored literature for string quartet. The 2009-2010 Ranlet season wraps up on Sunday, April 11, with a performance by the Orion String Quartet with Peter Serkin, piano.
Tickets for the Ying Quartet’s performance are $10 to $20 (reduced tickets with UR ID) and can be purchased at the Rochester Philharmonic Box Office, 108 East Ave.; by phone (585) 454-2100; or online at esm.rochester.edu/concerts. The March 28 recital also marks the final Kilbourn Hall appearance for the Ying Quartet’s first violinist Frank Huang, who in September debuts as concertmaster with the Houston Symphony Orchestra.
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Sunday, March 28
Eastman-Ranlet Series: Ying Quartet. Beethoven Cycle: Op. 18, No. 1 in F Major; Op. 133, Gross Fuge; Op. 130 in B flat Major.
Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St.
Admission: $10 to $20; discount with UR or student ID. Available at the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra box office, 108 East Ave., by phone at 585-454-2100, or online at https://www.esm.rochester.edu/concerts/tickets.php