January 26 program includes music of Haydn, Barber, and Beethoven
The Tokyo String Quartet, one of today’s foremost chamber ensembles, will perform at the Yale School of Music on Tuesday, January 26 at 8 pm. The quartet has been in residence at the School of Music for the past 33 years and appears in recital every semester. Their performance this January will open with Haydn’s “Sunrise” Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 76 no. 4. In honor of the centenary of Samuel Barber’s birth, they will play the composer’s sole string quartet, Op. 11. The work’s second movement is familiar to many audiences in its arrangement as Barber’s beloved Adagio. Beethoven’s fiery String Quartet in E minor, Op. 59 no. 2, concludes the program.
The members of the Tokyo String Quartet are Martin Beaver and Kikuei Ikeda, violins; Kazuhide Isomura, viola; and Clive Greensmith, cello. The performance will take place in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall (470 College Street, New Haven) and is presented by the Chamber Music Society at Yale; David Shifrin is the series’ artistic director. MORE