Artisan Quartet

2021 Austin Chamber Music Festival

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The Artisan Quartet, all principal members of the Austin Symphony Orchestra, trace the roots of the string quartet. Music by Haydn ultimately leads into the iconic American voices of Samuel Barber and Carlos Simon. The program rounds out perfectly with Dvorák’s American Quartet.

Seating pods of 1-4 people will be created based on each ticket order. Pods will be spaced six feet apart and masks will be required. Subject to availability, $12 Student Rush (with student ID), $35 General Admission, and $55 Premium tickets may be purchased at the box office on the evening of the concert. Please note that the venue capacity is very limited.

If you prefer to watch the livestream, please select a virtual ticket. Virtual tickets are available on a sliding scale and include on-demand access through July.

Program

String Quartet in C Major, Op. 74, No. 1 | Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)

  • Allegro
  • Andante
  • Minuet. Allegro
  • Finale. Vivace

String Quartet in B Minor, Op. 11 | Samuel Barber (1910–1981)

  • Molto Adagio

An Elegy: A Cry from the Grave | Carlos Simon (b. 1986)

String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96, “American” | Antonín Dvorák (1841–1904)

  • Allegro ma non troppo
  • Lento
  • Molto vivace — Trio
  • Finale. Vivace ma non troppo

Artisan Quartet

  • Patrice Calixte, violin
  • Caleb Hans Polashek, violin
  • Bruce Williams, viola
  • Douglas Harvey, cello

The Artisan Quartet has performed many concerts around central Texas. The Artisan Quartet along with the Austin Symphony Orchestra created the Artisan Quartet Series starting in 2012; this exciting chamber music series features the greatest works in the string quartet and chamber music repertoire and has provided music lovers in Austin wonderful concerts in an intimate setting. More recently, the Artisan Quartet has become the Quartet in Residence for both the Mozart Festival Texas in San Antonio and the Texas Bach Festival.

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