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The Yale School of Music presents the Linden String Quartet in recital on Wednesday, March 2 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall (470 College Street, New Haven). The quartet has won such prestigious competitions as the Concert Artists Guild, Fischoff, and Coleman, and they shared first prize in the Hugo Kauder Competition this past spring. It is currently the Fellowship Quartet-in-Residence at the Yale School of Music, where its members – Sarah McElravy and Catherine Cosbey, violins; Eric Wong, viola; and Felix Umansky, cello – study with the Tokyo String Quartet.
The program will open with Mozart’s String Quartet E-flat Major, K. 428, one of the six quartets that Mozart wrote in honor of his friend and teacher Haydn. Next is Frank Bridge’s atmospheric Three Idylls, written in 1906. The Lindens will close the program with Beethoven’s String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132, one of the composer’s masterful late quartets.