Princeton University’s Quartet-in-residence, the Brentano String Quartet, will perform on Thursday, February 21st , at 8 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium on campus. Sponsored by the Department of Music, the ensemble’s program will be Claudio Monteverdi: Four Madrigals from Book VI; Gabriela Lena Frank: Quijotadas; Elliott Carter: Quintet for Piano and String Quartet; and W. A. Mozart: Quartet in B-flat Major, K589.
Members of Brentano are Mark Steinberg and Serena Canin, violin; Misha Amory, viola; and Nina Lee, cello. Pianist Thomas Sauer will join them on this occasion. The quartet has traveled widely, appearing all over the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, and Australia. They possess a strong interest in both very old and very new music, performing works predating the string quartet medium, as well as collaborating with many of the most influential composers of our time. The quartet is named for Antonie Brentano, whom many scholars consider to be Beethoven’s “Immortal Beloved”.
Admission is free but obtaining tickets in advance at University Ticketing on the 100 level of the Frist Campus Center weekdays from noon to 6 p.m. is recommended. (One may also reserve tickets by calling 609-258-9220). Any remaining tickets will be available at the door on the 21st as of 6 p.m.