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Graduate Quartet-in-Residence

linden string quartet

Music of Berg, Murphy, Ravel, and Schubert Morse Recital Hall • Monday, October 31, 2011 at 8 pm

Robert Blocker, Dean


linden string quartet Sarah McElravy, violin · Catherine Crosby, violin Eric Wong, viola · Felix Umansky, cello Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall

october 31, 2011 mon · 8:00 pm

Franz Schubert (1797–1828)

Quartettsatz in C minor, D. 703 Allegro assai

Alban Berg (1885–1935)

String Quartet, Op. 3 Langsam. Mäßige Viertel

Kelly-Marie Murphy (b. 1964)

Dark Energy (2007)

intermission

Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)

String Quartet in F major Allegro moderato – Très doux Assez vif – Très rythmé Très lent Vif et agité This recital is in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Artist Diploma.

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


About the Artists Described as “truly riveting” by MusicWeb International, the Linden String Quartet is a winner of the 2010 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition. Founded in spring 2008, the Quartet has enjoyed remarkable success in three short years, also winning the Gold Medal and Grand Prize of the 2009 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the Coleman-Barstow Prize at the 2009 Coleman National Chamber Ensemble Competition, First Prize at the 2010 Hugo Kauder Competition, and most recently, the ProQuartet Prize at the 9th Borciani International String Quartet Competition. Praised for its “remarkable depth of technique and brilliantly nuanced, sumptuous tonality... delivered with a palpable, infectious joy,” (MusicWeb International) the Linden Quartet is currently the graduate string-quartet-inresidence at Yale University, where the ensemble is mentored by the Tokyo String Quartet and was also selected recently for the prestigious 2011 A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Fellowship. Highlights of the 2011–12 season include concerts in New York at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall (produced by Concert Artists Guild) and at Merkin Concert Hall, and two concerts at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts. Across the US, the ensemble appears on the Ravinia Festival’s Rising Stars series near Chicago, the Chamber Music Societies of Detroit and Little Rock, Friends of Chamber Music of Stockton (CA), Eureka Chamber Music Series, Quick Center for the Performing Arts at St. Bonaventure (NY), and BIG ARTS in Sanibel, FL. The

Quartet also collaborates with Concert Artists Guild First Prize-winning pianist Michael Brown in joint recitals at the University of Illinois’ Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and on the Purdue University Convocations series. The Linden Quartet is the 2011–12 Ernst Steifel Quartet-in-Residence at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, including a series of educational workshops in the school districts surrounding the Center. The Quartet previously serve as the Canton Symphony Orchestra’s quartet-in-residence, a program established to promote the arts of Classical music and quartet playing through a series of presentations in various elementary schools in the Northeastern Ohio area. In addition to its regular work at Yale with the Tokyo Quartet, the Linden Quartet’s mentors have included the Cavani String Quartet, Peter Salaff, and Paul Kantor. The quartet has also worked with Donald Weilerstein and William Preucil of the Cleveland Quartet, Joel Smirnoff and Robert Mann of the Juilliard String Quartet, and members of the Guarneri and St. Lawrence Quartets. The quartet has collaborated with pianist Peter Frankl, guitarist Jason Vieaux, mezzo-soprano Janna Baty, violinists Annie Fullard, Geoff Nuttall, and Peter Salaff, and acclaimed accordion and bandonéon player Julian Labro.

The Linden String Quartet is managed by Concert Artists Guild.


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Robert Blocker, Dean

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