Celebrating its 30th anniversary season, the Shanghai Quartet has become one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles and is renowned for its passionate musicality, impressive technique and multicultural innovations. Capping a season of celebrations, including Chicago Presents’ 70th and Giuseppe Verdi’s 200th, the Shanghai closes an elegant program with Verdi’s one and only string quartet, written during a production delay of his opera, Aida.
6:30 pm pre-concert lecture by Philip Gossett, Robert W. Reneker Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, Department of Music, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and the College
7:30 pm Concert Program
Haydn: String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 76, No. 2 "Fifths"
Krzysztof Penderecki: String Quartet No. 3: Leaves from an unwritten diary
Zhou Long: Song of the Ch’in
Verdi: String Quartet in E Minor