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December 17, 2013

The Orion String Quartet returns to the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln CenterTuesday, January 21, 2014 for a concert highlighting a selection of quartets by Mozart and Haydn.  
On Sunday, April 27, the Quartet joins a host of friends of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to take part in a concert pairing selected works by Robert and Clara Schumann. Featuring Schumann’s Quartet in A minor, Op. 41, No. 1, this concert brings a number of exceptional guest artists including violinist Ani Kavafian, clarinetistRomie de Guise-Langlois and pianist Inon Barnatan. 

Over the past 25 seasons the Orion String Quartet has been consistently praised for the fresh perspective and individuality it brings to performances. With over fifty performances each year, the members of the Orion String Quartet—violinists Daniel Phillips and Todd Phillips (brothers who share the first violin chair equally), violist Steven Tenenbom and cellist Timothy Eddy—have worked closely with such legendary figures as Pablo Casals, Rudolf Serkin, Isaac Stern, Pinchas Zukerman, Peter Serkin, members of TASHI and the Beaux Arts Trio, as well as the Budapest, Végh, Galimir and Guarneri String Quartets.

Violinist Daniel Phillips remarks, "As a teenager, my brother and I began performing for our parents' annual New Year's Eve parties where there was always chamber music until the wee hours. We took delight in discovering the constant surprises in the quartets of Haydn and Mozart and the way in which Haydn wrote with a greater sense of humor than the other, more celebrated Classical-era composers. Of course, after Mozart discovered Haydn's quartets, he took it as a personal challenge to come up to the standard. The minuet movement of Haydn's G minor quartet bears a striking resemblance to the minuet of Mozart's G minor viola quintet, written years later. While playing Mozart's remarkably beautiful and effective early C major quartet, I like to picture Mozart in his teens playing this with his father, perhaps at their New Year's Eve party. The masterful F major quartet measures up very nicely, emulating the equal contribution of the four voices, good sense of humor and perfection of composition that Haydn had well established. Due to the efforts of these two composers, the genre of the string quartet was born. "

Daniel Phillips, violin
Todd Phillips, violin
Steven Tenenbom, viola
Timothy Eddy, cello

Tuesday, January 21, 7:30 pm
Alice Tully Hall
Mozart: Quartet in C major, K. 157
Mozart: Quartet in F major, K. 590
Haydn: Quartet in G minor, Op. 20, No. 3
Haydn: Quartet in D major, Op. 76, No. 5
Tickets starting at $30 
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Sunday, April 27, 5:00 pm
Alice Tully Hall

Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 73
Schumann: Quartet in A minor, Op. 41, No. 1
Schumann: Selections from Fantasiestücke, Op. 12
C. Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 22
Schumann: Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105
Tickets starting at $37
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Guest artists include:

Ani Kavafian, violin
Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet
Inon Barnatan, piano 

Media Contacts

Orion String Quartet 

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center website

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For further information contact Kirshbaum Demler & Associates at 212.222.4843 or email adamm@kirshdem.com

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