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The Arabella String Quartet- European Union Ambassador’s Residence

Date(s) - 05/20/2014
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Residence of the EU Ambassador


At their debut concert in Boston two years ago, the Arabella Quartet received a glowing review from The Boston Musical Intelligencer:  “The group played like they had been together for years … with freedom, drive, and risk-taking that were quite astonishing in a debut performance … the luftpausen were taken with complete unanimity, the senza vibrato moments showed perfect tuning, and the sections with vibrato were actually synchronized … Though there are already plenty of fine quartets before the public, I nevertheless encourage this quartet sine nomine to get a name and a performing life”.  And thus was born the Arabella Quartet, an ensemble of four friends and like-minded musicians. The quartet performs regularly in the Boston area and at Yale University. This season they will be embarking on a recording project of ‘string quartet miniatures’ and multiple concerts in the Boston and Washington DC area. In addition to performing in the Arabella Quartet, its members enjoy varied individual careers. Julie Eskar is currently first concertmaster of the Danish National Chamber Orchestra. Sarita Kwok and Ettore Causa serve on the faculty of Yale University. Alexandre Lecarme is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  Program:  Felix Mendelssohn, Webern, Schubert, Nielsen, Shostakovich, Wolf, Puccini, Dvořák. Very limited seating. $150/buffet