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With one concert tonight and one next week, the Alexander String Quartet brings us Benjamin Britten’s three numbered quartets and two by Dmitri Shostakovich in pairings designed to provoke comparisons between these two major composers of the 20th century, who were almost exact contemporaries. The concerts will take place in Baruch’s own Engelman Hall ("ideally intimate... perfect hall for chamber music” NYT, April 2006). The ASQ, Baruch’s ensemble-in-residence since 1986, is an internationally renowned quartet, widely admired for its interpretations of the quartet literature.
Friday, November 15 at 7:30pm
Benjamin Britten: String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 25 (1941)
Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 68 (1944)
Benjamin Britten: String Quartet No. 2 in C major, Op. 36 (1945)
Friday, November 22 at 7:30pm
Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 15 in E-flat minor, Op. 144 (1974)
Benjamin Britten: String Quartet No. 3 in G major, Op. 94 (1975)
- $25 general admission; $15 Seniors
- Tickets available at the BPAC Box Office: (646) 312-5073 or http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac/calendar/event.php?id=453
Associate Provost and Assistant Vice President
Baruch College, CUNY
646-660-6504 (phone); 646-660-6531 (fax)