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- Fri Oct 15 2021 7:30 PM
Fierce friends as well as colleagues, the Danish String Quartet is celebrated not only for their integrated sound and impeccable intonation, but for the infectious joy they bring to music making. The quartet, which has been playing together since childhood, returns to the Meany stage with an imaginative program of Purcell as arranged by Britten, a suite of dances by composers spanning continents and centuries, and the quartet’s own unique arrangements of traditional Nordic folk music.
Masking and proof of vaccination (or negative COVID-19 test) are required for everyone attending Meany Center events.
This is one of the best quartets before the public today.
— The Washington Post
H. PURCELL: Chacony in G Minor (arr. B. Britten)
A Curated Suite of Dances: “An Alleged Suite”
Prelude — M. CHARPENTIER: Prelude
Allemande — J. ADAMS: Pavane: She’s so fine
Courante — Polska, trad.
Sarabande — F. BLUMENFELD: Sarabande
Gavotte — J. ADAMS: Stubble Crochet
Gigue 1 — M. CHARPENTIER: Gigue Française
Gigue 2 — J. ADAMS: Toot Nipple
TRADITIONAL: Nordic Folk Music
Arr. Danish String Quartet
Chamber Music Series generously underwritten by Eric and Margaret Rothchild.