Daedalus Quartet Concert

April 17, 2019 - 6:30pm
Daedalus Quartet; Sarah Rothenberg, piano
Rose Recital Hall, 3340 Walnut Street, Room 419

 

PennMusic is pleased to present

 

Daedalus Quartet 

Min-Young Kim and Matilda Kaul, violins 

Jessica Thompson, viola 

Thomas Kraines, cello

 

With Sarah Rothenberg, piano

 

About the Program

Sergei Prokofiev’s First Quartet in B minor op. 50, and Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s Piano Quintet op. 18 (1944). Sarah Rothenberg, piano.

 

2019 is the 100th anniversary of  Weinberg, a Holocaust survivor whose music was a major influence on his friend Shostakovich but has rarely been performed in this U.S..

 

This concert is free and open to the public.

 

About Daedalus Quartet 

The Daedalus Quartet has served as the University of Pennsylvania's resident string quartet since 2006. Internationally acclaimed as one of the foremost chamber ensembles performing today, the Daedalus Quartet has performed in many of the world's leading musical venues; in the United States and Canada these include Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center (Great Performances series), the Library of Congress, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., and Boston's Gardner Museum, as well as on major series in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Winnipeg, and Vancouver. Abroad, the ensemble has been heard in such famed locations as teh Musikverein in Vienna, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Cité de la Musique in Paris, and in leading venues in Japan. While at Penn, the Daedalus has also achieved renown for its investigations of the links between music and other fields of human endeavor, including neuroscience, literature, theater, and social dynamics. In addition to working closely with student performers and composers, the quartet also brings live music to the classroom at Penn, performing the great works of the repertoire and discussing their relevance to the modern mind. For more information.

 

About Sarah Rothenberg

Pianist Sarah Rothenberg has a unique career as performer, writer, institution builder, concert curator and creator of multidisciplinary performances uniting music, literature and visual art as concert theater. A pianist of “heart, intellect and fabulous technical resources” (Fanfare) and “power and introspection” (The New York Times), she has been a featured performer at Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), Barbican Centre (London), The Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels), Bard Summerscape, The 92nd Street Y, Library of Congress, Van Cliburn Foundation, The Getty Museum, Ojai Festival and concert series across the United States. She celebrated her 20th anniversary as Artistic Director of Da Camera Chamber Music and Jazz in Houston in the 2013-14 season, and has been General Director since 2011. Prior to her arrival at Da Camera Sarah Rothenberg was co-founder and Co-Artistic Director of the Bard Music Festival in New York. For more information.