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Linden String Quartet Fellowship Quartet-in-Residence march 2, 2011 Artist Diploma Recital music of Mozart Bridge Beethoven

Robert Blocker, Dean

march 2, 2011 · 8 pm Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall

Linden String Quartet sarah mcelravy, violin catherine cosbey, violin eric wong, viola felix umansky, cello

wolfgang amadeus mozart 1756–1791

String Quartet No. 16 in E-flat Major, K. 428 Allegro non troppo Andante con moto Menuetto: Allegro Allegro vivace

frank bridge 1879–1941

Three Idylls Adagio molto Allegretto poco lento Allegro con moto Intermission

ludwig van beethoven 1770–1827

String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132 Assai sostenuto – Allegro Allegro ma non tanto Molto adagio Alla Marcia, assai vivace Allegro appassionato This recital is in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Artist Diploma.

As a courtesy to the performers and audience members, turn off cell phones and pagers. Please do not leave the theater during selections. Photography or recording of any kind is not permitted.

(pictured from left to right)

Sarah McElravy, violin · Catherine Cosbey, violin Eric Wong, viola · Felix Umansky, cello

Currently the graduate string quartet-in-residence at the Yale School of Music, the Linden String Quartet has been praised for its “remarkable depth of technique and brilliantly nuanced, sumptuous tonality…delivered with a palpable, infectious joy” (Seen and Heard). The Quartet is the gold medalist and grand prize-winner of the 2009 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition as well as winner of the 2010 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition. Other awards include first prize at the Sixth Hugo Kauder International Competition and the Coleman-Barstow prize at the 2009 Coleman National Chamber Ensemble Competition. The Quartet previously served both as apprentice to the Cavani String Quartet at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) and as quartet-inresidence of the Canton Symphony Orchestra. Dedicated to community outreach and education, the Linden String Quartet regularly performs for elementary through high school audiences around the United States.

The Quartet’s principal mentors are the Cavani and Tokyo String Quartets, Peter Salaff, and Paul Kantor. Other influential teachers include Donald Weilerstein and William Preucil of the Cleveland Quartet, Joel Smirnoff of the Juilliard String Quartet, and members of the St. Lawrence String Quartet. The Quartet has collaborated with guitarist Jason Vieaux, mezzo-soprano Janna Baty, violinist Geoff Nuttall, and pianist Peter Frankl. They have spent summers in residence at the Norfolk and Emilia-Romagna Music Festivals, the Banff Centre, and the Music at Port Milford Chamber Music Festival in Ontario, Canada.

upcoming Yale School of Music 203 432-4158

Master Class with Paul Badura-Skoda Mar 3 | 10:30 am | Thu |Sprague Hall

concerts & media Dana Astmann Monica Ong Reed Danielle Heller Richard Henebry

The legendary pianist Paul Badura-Skoda conducts a public master class. Mozart: Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, K. 271 (Aura Go, piano); Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466 (Elizaveta Miller, piano); and Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491 (Esther Park, piano).

operations Tara Deming Christopher Melillo piano curators Brian Daley William Harold recording studio Eugene Kimball Jason Robins

Robert Blocker, piano Mar 23 | 8 pm | Wed |Sprague Hall Domenico Scarlatti: Four Sonatas; Chopin: Two Nocturnes, Op. 27, and Fantaisie in F minor, Op. 49; Schwantner: Palindromes; Ravel: Sonatine; Ginastera: Sonata No. 1. Tickets $12–$22 • Students $6

New Music New Haven Mar 24 | 8 pm | Thu |Sprague Hall Featuring composer Ezra Laderman, whose Piano Sonata No. 2 will be performed by Adela Hyeyeon Park. With Ingram Marshall’s Authentic Presence for solo piano and works by graduate composers.

Miró String Quartet Mar 29 | 8 pm | Tue |Sprague Hall Gunther Schuller: Horn Quintet, with Julie Landsman, horn; Haydn: Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 33, No. 2, “The Joke”; Brahms: Quartet No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 51, No. 1. Tickets $20–30 • Students $10

Linden String Quartet  
Linden String Quartet  

Bridge: Three Idylls; Mozart: String Quartet E-flat Major, K. 428; Beethoven: String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132. The Linden Quartet is the...