The Detroit Chamber Music Society presents the series debut by the Escher String Quartet and pianist Terrence Wilson on Saturday, October 16 at the Seligman Performing Arts Center in Beverly Hills. The centerpiece of the program is Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34, the composer’s only piano quintet and one of the most popular works in the chamber music repertoire. To complete the program, Georges walker‘s Lyric for Strings and Dvořák’s String Quartet No.10 in E flat major.
Single tickets for the live concert, priced from $ 12.50 to $ 65, and digital tickets priced at $ 10, are available by phone at 313-335-3300 or online at www.cmdetroit.org.
Ticket buyers can still purchase subscriptions for the remaining seven Signature Series concerts, as well as CMSD’s new digital series on its CameraMusic platform. Series prices range from $ 140 to $ 364 for adults, $ 112 to $ 336 for seniors, and half price for students; digital series tickets are $ 55 for all remaining concerts.
The Escher String Quartet has been acclaimed for its expressive and nuanced performances that combine clarity of texture with a rich, blended sound. In their hometown of New York, the ensemble serves as seasonal performers at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. A few months after its creation in 2005, the ensemble caught the attention of key musical figures around the world. Carried by the Emerson Quartet, the Escher Quartet was invited by both Pinchas Zukerman and Itzhak Perlman be Quartet in residence at each artist’s summer festival. The quartet went on to collaborate with major artists such as Leon Fleischer, Lynn Harrell, Cho Liang Lin and Joshua Bell as well as jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman, legendary Latin artist Paquito D’Rivera and Grammy-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux. In 2013, the quartet became one of the few chamber ensembles to receive the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant.
The Escher Quartet has recently performed at Alice Tully Hall in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Chamber Music San Francisco, and the Ravinia, Caramoor and Music @ Menlo festivals, as well as at major festivals and venues. abroad. In the fall of 2016, the quartet released their third and final volume of the complete Mendelssohn Quartets on the critically acclaimed BIS label. The quartet has also recorded the complete Zemlinsky string quartets with distinction, including five stars in the Guardian with “Classical CD of the Year”.
Hailed by the Baltimore Sun as “one of the greatest piano talents to emerge in this country in the past 25 years”, pianist Terrence Wilson has performed as a soloist with the Atlanta, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit , Houston, National, San Francisco, St. Louis, Cleveland, Minnesota and Philadelphia Orchestras, among others. Appearances at the festival include Blossom, Tanglewood, Wolf Trap and a 2015 appearance with the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra on July 4 to an audience of over fifteen thousand. Active recitalist Terrence Wilson made his recital debut in New York at the 92nd Street Y, his recital debut in Washington, DC at the Kennedy Center, and has given concerts in other major venues in the United States and abroad. He is also passionate about chamber music and has performed regularly with the Ritz Chamber Players.
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