Like his fellow countryman Britten, London-born Thomas Adès (b. 1971) has been described as a “complete musician.” (NY Times) His Arcadiana string quartet has had countless performances around the world and is paired with three short works written by Britten in his early 20s. Performed by the Spektral Quartet, one of Chicago’s most intrepid and adroit ensembles and Ensemble in Residence at the University of Chicago Department of Music.
Presented by UChicago Department of Music.
2 pm pre-concert artist talk with members of Spektral Quartet, moderated by Seth Brodsky, Assistant Professor of Music
Britten: Three Divertimenti (1933)
Thomas Adès: String Quartet No. 12 “Arcadiana” (1994)
Bartok: Quartet No. 4