The exquisite Jupiter Quartet opens Chicago Presents’ season and Britten festival with friend, mentor and former violist of the famed Cleveland Quartet, James Dunham. Together they perform Brahms’ second viola quintet, reverberant with Hungarian rhythms and Viennese popular song. The program begins with Britten’s first and third quartets, spanning the composer’s life from 1941 to 1975, just a year before his death.
6:30 pm Pre-concert lecture with Seth Brodsky, Assistant Professor of Music and the Humanities
7:30 pm Concert Program
Britten: String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25 (1941)
Britten: String Quartet No. 3, Op. 94 (1975)
Brahms: String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 111
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