Tokyo String Quartet opens 2010-11 Chamber Music Society season Sep. 28 with Schubert, Webern, and Mozart
Guest artist Ettore Causa appears in Mozart’s Viola Quintet in C major
The Yale School of Music presents the Tokyo String Quartet in the first concert of the Chamber Music Society season on Tuesday, September 28 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall (located in Sprague Hall, 470 College Street, New Haven). The Tokyo String Quartet, currently celebrating its fortieth season as one of the world’s foremost ensembles, has been in residence at the Yale School of Music since 1976. The ensemble’s first performance of 2010-11 will open with Schubert’s String Quartet in E-flat major, D. 87 and will continue with two miniature works by Webern: the Langsamer Satz and Six Bagatelles. Guest artist Ettore Causa, professor of viola at the Yale School of Music, will join the quartet for Mozart’s Viola Quintet in C major, K. 515.
The New York Times has praised the Tokyo String Quartet for nothing less than “exemplary chamber music,” and the Toronto Star has called it “an established ensemble playing as one living, breathing organism.” Ettore Causa, who joined the Yale School of Music faculty in 2009, has been widely praised for his unusually beautiful tone. His first recording was crowned with the 5 Diapason, and his second quickly earned wide praise. MORE