2015-2016 CONCERT SEASON
Sunday, January 24, 2016
UNCW Beckwith Recital Hall
Amidst today’s many award-winning quartets, Calidore String Quartet is captivating hearts with its mature depth, sheer beauty and perfectly matched strings. Its glowing international reputation is well deserved. Currently in residence at Stony Brook University, this vibrant foursome joins Barbara McKenzie for the passionate Brahms Piano Quintet, the first quartet of Beethoven, Op 18 No. 1 and the young Mendelssohn’s Quartet in A minor, Op. 13.
The Magnolia Baroque, a nonet of gifted musicians, began as a biennial baroque music festival at Old Salem’s Home Moravian Church. The ensemble assembles brilliant early music performers from such notable organizations as the Oberlin Conservatory, the Vivaldi Project, DC’s Handel Baroque Orchestra and NCSA artist faculty. Their all-Bach concert features the rousing Cantata No. 51 for baroque trumpet and soprano, the exquisite B minor Orchestral Suite, and the Brandenburg Concerto No. 3.
Enso String Quartet
Sunday, April 10, 2016
UNCW Beckwith Recital Hall - 7:30 pm
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The Grammy-nominated Enso String Quartet, founded at Yale in 1999, has been described by Classical Voice as “one of the eminent string quartets of our era.” Enso records for the Naxos label and is known for “breathtaking virtuosity” and “glorious sonorities.” Receiving rave reviews and winning top prizes in several international quartet competitions (including Banff and Concert Artist Guild), they occupy the front rank of young string ensembles. Their CMW performance features Beethoven’s “Harp” quartet, Op 74 from his middle period, Webern’s 6 Bagatelles, Ginastera’s Quartet No. 2 to celebrate the Argentine composer’s 100th Anniversary, and the lyrical Italian Serenade of Hugo Wolf.