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Orion String Quartet and Windscape perform Bach’s “Art of the Fugue” Oct. 28

Orion String Quartet

Orion String Quartet

The Yale School of Music presents the Orion String Quartet and the woodwind quintet Windscape in a performance of J. S. Bach’s masterful Art of the Fugue on Tuesday, October 28 at 7:30pm.

In this concert, Bach’s complete Art of the Fugue will be performed by one of today’s most sought-after string quartets and a wind quintet that has won renown for vibrant and inventive performances. The program, which premiered at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, has been recorded on Deutsche Grammophon.

The Boston Globe praises the performers as musicians with a “certain aura—that of the fabulously skilled, much sought-after… who can tackle anything.” MORE

Published October 8, 2014
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Orion String Quartet performs Bach, Beethoven, and Kirchner

Pianist Peter Serkin joins the ensemble for the Brahms piano quintet

orion_blogThe Orion String Quartet, one of America’s foremost chamber ensembles, will perform with the stellar pianist Peter Serkin at the Yale School of Music on Tuesday, February 23 at 8 pm. The first half of the program will offer string quartets by Bach, Kirchner, and Beethoven: Contrapunctus I from Bach’s Art of the Fugue; Kirchner’s String Quartet No. 4, written in 2006; and Beethoven’s “Harp” Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 74. The evening will conclude with the Brahms Piano Quintet, featuring Serkin in the demanding piano part.

The members of the Orion String Quartet are violinists Daniel Phillips and Todd Phillips, violist Steven Tenenbom, and cellist Timothy Eddy. Daniel and Todd Phillips are brothers who share the first violin chair equally. Serkin, recognized as one of America’s leading pianists for over forty years, has been nominated for numerous Grammy Awards and is a versatile artist who has recorded and performed music from Bach to Brahms to the twenty-first century. He is the son of the pianist Rudolf Serkin and the grandson of the violinist and composer Adolf Busch.

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Published February 5, 2010
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