mannes school of music presents the orion string quartet

The Acclaimed Quartet Will Play the Complete Cycle of Beethoven String Quartets From April 25 - May 14, 2018

Photo by Andreas Hafenscher

April 4, 2018 – The New School's Mannes School of Music is pleased to announce that the Orion String Quartet, Mannes Ensemble-in-Residence, will perform the complete cylce of Beethoven Quartets beginning on April 25th in the university's auditorium at 66 W. 12th Street.

As one of the most sought after quartets in the United States, the Orion String Quartet has been consistently praised for the fresh perspective and individuality it brings to performances, offering diverse programs that juxtapose classic masterpieces with notable works by living composers. With over fifty performances each year, the members of the Orion String Quartet - violinists Daniel Phillips and Todd Phillips (brothers who share the first violin chair equally), violist Steven Tenenbom, and cellist Timothy Eddy – remain on the cutting edge of programming and serve as Artist Members of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, the quartet is performing the iconic complete string quartets of Beethoven, which were last performed by the quartet at Lincoln Center to packed audiences and ecstatic reviews. The quartet is in residence at Mannes, and its members serve on faculty.

The concerts will take place on the below dates, and will all start at 7:30 p.m.

April 25, 2018
String Quartet No. 3 in D major, op. 18 no. 3 (1798/99)
String Quartet No. 16 in F major, op. 135 (1826)
String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat major, op. 130 with Rondo last movement (1825)

April 26, 2018
String Quartet No. 2 in G major, op. 18 no. 2 (1799)
String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, "Harp," op. 74 (1809)
String Quartet No. 7 in F major, "Rasumovsky." op. 59 no. 1 (1806)

May 2, 2018
String Quartet No. 1 in F major, op. 18 no. 1 (1799)
String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, "Rasumovsky," op. 59 no. 2 (1806)
String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, op. 131 (1826)

May 3, 2018
String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, op. 18 no. 4 (1799)
String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat major, op. 127 (1823/24)
String Quartet No. 9 in C major, "Rasumovsky," op. 59 no. 3 (1806)

May 7, 2018
String Quartet No. 5 in A major, op. 18 no. 5 (1799)
String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, op. 132 (1825)

May 14, 2018
String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat major, op. 18 no. 6 (1800)
String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, "Serioso," op. 95 (1810)
String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat major, op. 130 with Grosse Fuge, op. 133 (1825)

Now in its second century as a dynamic musical center, Mannes School of Music is a standard bearer for innovative artistry, dedicated to developing citizen artists who engage their communities and the world through music. Through its undergraduate, graduate, professional studies, and preparatory programs, Mannes offers a curriculum as imaginative as it is rigorous, taught by a world-class faculty and visiting artists. As part of The New School’s College of Performing Arts, together with the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music and the School of Drama, Mannes makes its home on The New School’s Greenwich Village campus in a state-of-the-art facility at the newly renovated Arnhold Hall.


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