August 7, 2023
Danish String Quartet 2023-2024 Season Highlights

PRISM V Released to Rave Reviews
“…these releases [in the PRISM series] must qualify as some of the most essential listening of the past decade. The New York Times

Over the past two decades, the Danish String Quartet have become one of today’s most highly acclaimed and in-demand classical quartets in the world, performing in sold-out concert halls in Europe and North America. 

In 2023, ECM released PRISM V, the last volume of the Quartet’s highly-acclaimed five-disc recording series, PRISM, which reflects not only the group’s impeccable ensemble and technique, but also highlights the Danes’ consistently imaginative approach to programming. The New York Times called the PRISM series “essential listening,” and Limelight named it Recording of the Month for August, noting that Beethoven’s Op. 135 has “an affable yet technically immaculate performance full of character and playfulness,” while “the Danes’ passionate reading [of Webern’s Quartet] is full of imaginative touches. Its wispy corners are skillfully negotiated with impressively pinpoint intonation.” 

2023-2024 Season Highlights

North American Tour – April 2024
DOPPELGÄNGER 4 – Premiere by Thomas Adès

This season, the Danish String Quartet conclude their DOPPELGÄNGER series, an ambitious 4-year international commissioning project, which pairs a new work with its “doppelgänger”—the Schubert quartet or quintet that inspired it. For the final installment of the project, the Quartet, joined by the versatile Finnish cellist Johannes Rostamo (principal cellist in the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra), perform a new quintet by renowned British composer Thomas Adès and Schubert’s final chamber work, the masterful String Quintet in C major, considered one of the classical canon’s greatest pieces of chamber music. The Quartet have had a long relationship with Adès’s music, having recorded his Arcadiana quartet on their debut ECM CD (2016). The project's three previous seasons featured new works by Bent Sørensen, Lotta Wennäkoski and Anna Thorvaldsdottir. The DOPPELGÄNGER pieces are commissioned by the Danish String Quartet with the support of Carnegie Hall, Cal Performances, UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures, Vancouver Recital Society, Flagey in Brussels and Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam. 

SCHUBERT Cello Quintet in C Major, D. 956 

North American Tour Dates (Including DOPPELGÄNGER) in April, 2024

Apr 10, 2024 / DOPPELGÄNGER / UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures, Santa Barbara, CA – World Premiere
Apr 11, 2024 / Irvine, CA / Philharmonic Society of Orange County
Apr 12, 2024 / Costa Mesa, CA / An Evening of Folk Music / Presented by the Philharmonic Society of Orange County at Westside Museum
Apr 13, 2024 / DOPPELGÄNGER / Cal Performances, Berkeley, CA
Apr 14, 202/ DOPPELGÄNGER /Vancouver Recital Society, Vancouver, BC, Canada 
Apr 16, 2024 / Easton, PA / Lafayette College Williams Center for the Arts 
Apr 18, 2024 / DOPPELGÄNGER / Carnegie Hall, New York, NY – NY Premiere
Apr 19, 2024 / Athens, GA / University of Georgia Performing Arts Center
Apr 20, 2024 / Richmond, VA / University of Richmond Modlin Center for the Arts

Additional North American Tour Dates, 2023-2024

Nov 2, 2023 / Princeton, NJ / Princeton University Concerts 
Nov 3, 2023 / Toronto, ON / The Royal Conservatory
Nov 4, 2023 / Syracuse, NY / Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music
Nov 5, 2023 / Lewisburg, PA / Bucknell University
Nov 7, 2023 / Buffalo, NY / Buffalo Chamber Music Society
Nov 8, 2023 / Buffalo, NY / SUNY Buffalo 
Nov 10, 2023 / Orono, ME / Collins Center for the Arts 
Nov 11, 2023 / Middlebury, VT / Middlebury College Performing Arts Series
Nov 12, 2023 / Montreal, QB / Ladies Morning Musical Club
Nov 14, 2023 / Cleveland, OH / Cleveland Chamber Music Society 

Feb 10, 2024 / Big Sky, MT / Warren Miller Performing Arts Center
Feb 11 & 12, 2024 / Calgary, AB / Calgary Pro Musica
Feb 14, 2024 / Indianapolis, IN / Ensemble Music Society of Indianapolis
Feb 15, 2024 / Cincinnati, OH / Chamber Music Cincinnati 
Feb 16, 2024 / Houston, TX / DaCamera
Feb 17 & 18, 2024 / Tulsa, OK / Chamber Music Tulsa 

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