Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2015-2016

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2016 at 2 PM

Photo: Juilliard String Quartet

photo credit: Simon Powis

Coolidge Auditorium

The Juilliard String Quartet (JSQ) has performed at the Library in an astonishing 67 of its 70 years. From its first appearance here in December 1948, our audiences have experienced the fiercely energetic, committed music-making that has been a signature of this eminent quartet since its founding. We celebrate a shared history encompassing hundreds of memorable Library concerts and an important partnership in fostering new music. The JSQ has demonstrated an enviable mastery of the music of major figures like Henri Dutilleux and Elliott Carter, whose first quartet they perform in this program. It is not too soon to apply the term “legendary.”

SCHUBERT

Quartettsatz in C minor, D. 703

CARTER

String Quartet no. 1

BEETHOVEN

String Quartet in F major, op. 135

PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION
12:30 PM - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)
with the Artists