In 2018, the String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam became reality. Nowhere in the world such a large and international festival for string quartet existed. With over sixty concerts, a diverse fringe programme and a mission to share, celebrate and renew string quartet in all its richness and beauty.
Quatuor Danel celebrates its thirty year anniversary in 2022 and will celebrate during the String Quartet Biennale. Together with three of their favorite fellow players, the quartet members conquer the highest peaks of chamber music.
The Harvard Musical Association is a private charitable organization founded by Harvard University graduates in 1837 for the purposes of advancing musical culture and literacy, both at the College and in the city of Boston. Among the Association’s most important major accomplishments in the middle of the nineteenth century are the creation of the country’s finest music library of that time, the first professional and public chamber music series, the erection of the great Boston Music Hall, and the formation of the Harvard Musical Association Orchestra which ultimately gave rise to the Boston Symphony.
Duke Performances — the professional performing arts presenter at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina — engages diverse, virtuosic, and future-thinking artists from their own region and around the world to present meaningful and celebratory performances at Duke and in Durham, in service to their mission of enhancing learning and research, fostering community, and furthering the presentation of new performance.
Music at Kohl Mansion (MAKM), the longest-running chamber-music-only presenter on the S.F. Peninsula, is deeply committed to community building through the arts, both in its highly praised mainstage concert series founded in 1983 and in education and community programs that connect people and promote human understanding. MAKM programs enhance the quality of life of Bay Area residents and visitors by reaching out to individuals of all ages, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds.
Taking the train… A harmless gesture, a change of scenery, an escape. For the young Steve Reich, the train represented the incredible journey he regularly made between New York and Los Angeles in the company of his nanny during the Second World War. Half a century later, the composer asks himself: what trains would the Jewish child he was have taken had he lived in Europe? Different Trains brings the strings of the quartet into dialogue with the voices of those who experienced the Shoah. Four musicians and a magnetic tape for one of the key works of the second half of the 20th century.