Takács String Quartet (Virtual Watch Party)
A Princeton University Concerts series Virtual Watch Party, featuring a live Q&A with the quartet members following the streamed performance.
MOZART Quartet No. 15 in D Minor, K. 421 (1st movement)
SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Prelude and Humoresque from 5 Fantasiestüke for String Quartet, Op. 5 (1st & 3rd movements)
BARTÓK String Quartet No. 3 (intro & 4th movement)
DEBUSSY String Quartet in G Minor (3rd & 4th movements)
In accordance with Princeton University's guidelines, we are converting this season’s Takács Quartet concert to a free digital presentation. The streamed concert will premiere on Thursday, October 15 at 8:00 pm and will remain available on demand through 11:59PM on Sunday, October 18. No registration required, but please RSVP for access to special content leading up to the stream!
ABOUT THE ARTIST
That the Takács String Quartet opens our virtual 2020-2021 season with their 21st appearance on our series is certainly a testament to the fact that not even a global pandemic can get in the way of our love for this formidable group. Even after 21 appearances, the novelty never ceases. With a new violist in tow—Emmy Award winner, two-time Grammy nominee, and Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient Richard O’Neill—the quartet will launch our inaugural Watch Party with a program of works by Mozart, Bartók, Debussy, and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Professor Emeritus Scott Burnham will provide a brief introduction to the evening’s program, including the fascinating history of Coleridge-Taylor’s background as a 20th-century English composer and activist of European and African descent.