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Chamber Music, Takacs Quartet, Patron Sponsors Margot and John Clements; Works by Dvorak and Haydn -- November 6, 2011, Corporate Sponsor: Mechanics Bank, Patron Sponsors Earl and June Cheit; Works by Janacek, Britten and Ravel -- December 4, 2011; Works by Janacek, Britten and Debussy -- February 19, 2012

Overview

If you have yet to experience the probing, revealing, and constantly engaging artistry of this amazing chamber ensemble, this is your opportunity, as the superb Takács Quartet returns for an unprecedented three-concert appearance. Bay Area chamber music aficionados flock to the Cal Performances concerts of this exceptional ensemble, making these some of the most in-demand tickets of the season. "This is chamber-music playing of overwhelming intensity...simply the best I have ever heard in concert" (The Guardian, London).

Nov 6: Dvořák: Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 51 • Haydn: Quartet in D major, Op. 64, No. 5, (The Lark) • Dvořák: Quintet for Quartet and Double Bass in G major, Op. 77 CANCELLED

Dec 4: Janáček: Quartet No. 1, (Kreutzer Sonata) • Britten: Quartet No. 1 in D major • Ravel: Quartet in F major

Feb 19: Janáček: Quartet No. 2, (Intimate Letters) • Britten: Quartet No. 3 in G major • Debussy: Quartet in G minor, Op. 10

March 3 (rescheduled concert from Nov 6): Schubert: Quartetsatz D703 • Dvořák: Quartet Op. 51 • Beethoven: Quartet Op. 131



Related Events

Sightlines
Sun, Nov 6, 2-2:30 pm
Pre-performance talks by Prof. Nicholas Mathew, UC Berkeley. Sightlines talks are free to event ticket holders.

CANCELLED

Sightlines
Sun, Dec 4, 2-2:30 pm
Pre-performance talks by Anicia Chung Timberlake, UC Berkeley Department of Music. Sightlines talks are free to event ticket holders.

Sightlines
Sun, Feb 19, 2-2:30 pm
Pre-performance talk by Scott Foglesong, Chair, Dept. of Musicianship and Music Theory, San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Sightlines talks are free to event ticket holders.

Director's Dinner with Takács Quartet
Sun, Feb 19, 2012, immediately following the 3pm concert in Hertz Hall
Alumni House
(Donors of $10,000+)
Each year Cal Performances' Director, Matías Tarnopolsky, hosts an exclusive dinner with a featured artist(s) of the current season as a memorable expression of thanks to major donors for their leadership support. As always, we plan an extra-special affair. At the Director's Dinner this season we will welcome the Takács Quartet. Bay Area chamber music aficionados flock to the Cal Performances concerts of this exceptional ensemble, making these some of the most in-demand tickets of the season. "This is chamber-music playing of overwhelming intensity...simply the best I have ever heard in concert" (The Guardian, London).

Program Notes

Program notes are available online. Nov 6, Dec 4, Feb 19, Mar 3. [PDF]

Parking Alerts

Parking may be a problem on campus for the Sunday, December 4th performance due to a Cal Women's Basketball game. Please see our Parking Alert section for more information.

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