The Linden String Quartet will give a recital called Light and Dark on Friday, April 29, at 4 pm at the Whitney Humanities Center (located at 53 Wall Street, New Haven). The Linden Quartet has won such prestigious competitions as the Concert Artists Guild, Fischoff, and Coleman, and it shared first prize in the Hugo Kauder Competition last spring. Currently the graduate quartet-in-residence at the Yale School of Music, the Linden’s members – Sarah McElravy and Catherine Cosbey, violins; Eric Wong, viola; and Felix Umansky, cello – study with the Tokyo String Quartet.
This performance will feature Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet in F major and Robert Schumann’s Quartet in A minor. Debussy wrote to his friend Ravel: “In the name of the gods of music and in my own, do not touch a single note you have written of your Quartet.” Schumann’s first string quartet was part of a burst of chamber works that the newlywed composer wrote in 1842. The Linden Quartet will perform the third movement of the Schumann at the School of Music’s benefit concert for Japan on April 11.
Admission to the performance is free. For more information, please visit music.yale.edu or call the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158. This performance is presented by the Yale School of Music and the Whitney Humanities Center. MORE