UT Butler School of Music Bates Recital Hall
2406 Robert Dedman Dr.
Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 3:00PM
Advance Tickets: $25 GA, $50 Premium
At-Door Tickets: $12 Student (with current student ID), $30 GA, $55 Premium
Three Novelettes for String Quartet | Frank Bridge (1879-1941)
- Andante moderato
- Presto – Allegretto – Moderato
- Allegro vivo
String Quartet No. 6 in F Minor, Op. 80 | Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
- Allegro vivace assai
- Allegro assai
- Finale: Allegro molto
String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 27 | Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
- Un poco andante – Allegro molto ed agitato
- Romanze: Andantino
- Intermezzo: Allegro molto marcato – Piu vivo e scherzando
- Finale: Lento – Presto al saltarello
Weigang Li, violin; Yi-Wen Jiang, violin; Honggang Li, viola; Nicholas Tzavaras, cello
“These are virtuoso performers of the highest level. They have a style that can best be described as edge of your seat. The technical ability of this ensemble is extraordinary… The Shanghai Quartet was a delight.” – Washington Post
Renowned for its passionate musicality, impressive technique and multicultural innovations, the Shanghai Quartet has become one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles. Its elegant style melds the delicacy of Eastern music with the emotional breadth of Western repertoire, allowing it to traverse musical genres including traditional Chinese folk music, masterpieces of Western music and cutting-edge contemporary works.
The Shanghai Quartet currently serves as Quartet-in-Residence at the John J. Cali School of Music, Montclair State University, New Jersey, Ensemble-in-Residence with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and visiting guest professors of the Shanghai Conservatory and the Central Conservatory in Beijing. They are proudly sponsored by Thomastik-Infeld Strings.