Arts in the Village presents the Manhattan String Quartet
April 6, 2013
Critically acclaimed as one of America’s leading ensembles, the Manhattan String Quartet (Curtis Macomber, violin; Calvin Wiersma, violin; John Dexter, viola; Chris Finckel, cello) has been hailed as “a national treasure” (The Boston Globe). The Quartet has appeared throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, Canada, Mexico, and South America. Well-known for its performances of 20th-century classics, it has established an international reputation as today’s pre-eminent interpreter of Shostakovich’s quartets. For this performance, the ensemble will present a varied and compelling program, featuring Beethoven’s towering Quartet in E flat, Op. 127, one of the masterworks of the genre.