The 2017-2018 Season
 

 Signature Series
 Saturdays at 8pm
 
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Sat, Sept. 16, 2017
 Robert deMaine, cello 
 Adam Neiman, piano

Sat, Oct. 7, 2017
 Ensemble 4.1
 Piano "Windtet"

Sat, Nov. 18, 2017
 Juilliard String Quartet
 

Sat, Dec. 2, 2017
 London Handel Players
 

Sat, Feb. 3, 2018
 Dover Quartet
 David Shifrin, clarinet

Sat, Mar. 24, 2018
 Sergei Babayan, piano
 
 
Sat, Apr. 14, 2018
 Fauré Quartett
 Piano Quartet


Sat, May 19, 2018
 Zukerman Trio
 Piano Trio

7 Fauré Quartett

Fauré Quartett

Saturday, April 14, 2018, 8pm

Seligman Performing Arts Center
22305 W. 13 Mile Road, Beverly Hills

Widely regarded as the world’s premiere piano quartet, the Fauré Quartett’s members met while studying in Karlsruhe for the 150th anniversary of Gabriel Fauré’s birth in 1995. In 2006, they were signed to a recording contract by Deutsche Grammophon, raising them to the pinnacle of the classic music world. They have made highly regarded, benchmark recordings of works by Mozart, Brahms, and Mendelssohn. In 2010, the Fauré received the ECHO Classic award for their album “Classic Beyond Borders.” Their 2008 recording of Brahms’ piano quartets was named Chamber Music Recording of the Year. 

In addition to their acclaimed performances of the standard repertoire, the Fauré Quartett has been visionary in their approach and their experiments, from collaborations with big bands and popular artists to appearances in clubs throughout Europe and the U.S. to recordings such as their 2009 album “Popsongs,”  which includes three of the selections on their concert program -- by Peter Gabriel, Steely Dan and Polarkreis 18.

"The whole performance had a prismatic vigor."

– Indianapolis Star

"The Fauré Quartet members proved just as successful in Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, a much better-known quantity. Again, the musicians brought both strength and refined lyricism to the work, as with the vivacious lilt to the Intermezzo and a charming insouciance to the movement’s coda." 

– Chicago Classical Review

Program:

Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat major, K. 493
Three Pop Songs (2009) after Peter Gabriel, Steely Dan, Polarkreis 18
Fauré: Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15

Pre-Concert Event

6:45pm, Free to ticket-holders.
Details TBA.

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