Tokyo String Quartet’s final Cape Cod appearance

by sblood on June 25, 2012

Tokyo String Quartet

Do you have your tickets? This season opens with an especially large bang as the Tokyo String Quartet plays their last Cape Cod concert on opening night.

In April the quartet announced that this concert season (2012/2013) will be its last. One of the world’s most distinguished chamber music ensembles, the quartet was founded in 1969 and joined the faculty of the Yale School of Music as Artists-in-Residence in 1977. They are Martin Beaver, violin; Kikuei Ikeda, violin; Kazuhide Isomura, viola; and Clive Greensmith, cello.

The quartet currently performs concerts in North and South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. They have released more than forty recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, BMG/RCA Victor Red Seal, Angel-EMI, CBS Masterworks, Harmonia Mundi, and Vox Cum Laude.

The ensemble has won the Grand Prix du Disque and Best Chamber Music Recording of the Year awards from Stereo Review and Gramophone magazines, as well as seven Grammy nominations.

“It has been a humbling and extraordinary experience to be part of such an ensemble, but it is time to step away from the hectic travel schedule and allow each of us the opportunity to pursue our individual performing and teaching interests.” Clive Greensmith

Robert Blocker, Dean of the Yale School of Music, commented: “For over 35 years, the Tokyo Quartet has been an integral part of the fabric of our School. Their artistry on the concert stage is matched by their passion for the string quartet literature and their dedication to nurturing the musicians of tomorrow. We are grateful for their friendship and for their transformative contributions to the Yale School of Music.”

The program on July 30 is:

J. Haydn (1732 – 1809)
Quartet No. 27 in D Major, Opus 20 No. 4; Hob. III:34 (“Sun Quartet” No. 4)
Allegro di molto
Un poco Adagio e afettusoso
Menuetto: Allegretto alla zingarese; Trio
Presto e scherzando

A. Webern (1883 – 1945)
Five Movements for String Quartet, Opus 5
Heftig bewegt
Sehr langsam
Sehr bewegt
Sehr langsam
In zarter Bewegung

F. Schubert (1797 – 1828)
Quartet No. 15 in G Major, D. 887
Allegro molto moderato
Andante un poco moto
Scherzo: Allegro vivace; Trio: Allegretto
Allegro assai

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or call our Box Office at 508.247.9400, Monday through Friday, 10am to 3pm.

This concert will sell out. Please purchase tickets in advance.