Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2016-2017

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2016 at 8 PM - Stradivari Anniverary Concert

Coolidge Auditorium

Photo: Cecilia String Quartet (credit: Lisa Marie Mazzucco)

photo credit: Lisa Marie Mazzucco

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Rising stars in the quartet world, Canada’s Cecilia String Quartet performs on the Library’s Stradivari instruments, marking the 80th anniversary of Gertrude Clarke Whittall’s gift. Framed by Mozart and Mendelssohn, the program includes Sofia Gubaidulina’s Quartet no. 1, and introduces one of the winners from the Cecilia’s ongoing project celebrating Canadian women composers, Kati Agócs’s Tantric Variations.

MOZART

Quartet in D minor, K. 421

GUBAIDULINA

String Quartet no. 1

AGÓCS

Tantric Variations (U.S. Premiere)

MENDELSSOHN

String Quartet in E minor, op. 44, no. 2

PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION
6:30 PM - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)