Upcoming Concerts: Pavel Haas Quartet & Paul Lansky Premiere

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Friday, October 23, 2015 – 8:00pm (Coolidge Auditorium)
PAVEL HAAS QUARTET

Pavel Haas Quartet by Marco Borggreve

Pavel Haas Quartet by Marco Borggreve

Throughout its history, the Library has been a destination for the world’s great string quartets. Leading off this season’s lineup is the Pavel Haas Quartet, known for bold, compelling performances with a vivid sense of drama and color. Their rich sound embodies what Gramophone defines as “the best qualities of the Czech tradition–warmth, sonorousness, individuality, intensity…”

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Program Notes

Advance tickets for this event are currently sold out. RUSH passes will be distributed for space available admission beginning at 6:00pm.

Pre-Concert Lecture (6:30pm, Whittall Pavilion)
Michael Beckerman, PhD, Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of Music & Collegiate Professor of Music, New York University (Booksigning to follow)
FREE, no tickets required

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Saturday, October 24, 2015 – 8:00pm (Coolidge Auditorium)
WINDSYNC

Courtesy of Windsync

Courtesy of Windsync

The vibrant musicians of WindSync bring style, panache and skill to the woodwind quintet genre, and the quintet has been on a fast trajectory to the top of the chamber music circuit. They have recently performed at Carnegie Hall, The Schubert Club, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Grand Teton Music Festival. Their programs frequently feature the premieres of new works, such as Paul Lansky’s The Long and Short of it, commissioned by the Library. FREE tickets required.

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Program Notes

Advance tickets for this event are currently sold out. RUSH passes will be distributed for space available admission beginning at 6:00pm.

Pre-Concert Conversation (6:30pm, Whittall Pavilion)
Composer Paul Lansky and members of WindSync
FREE, no tickets required

The premiere of Paul Lansky’s The Long and Short of it is presented with generous support from the Randy Hostetler Living Room Music Fund. Randolph “Randy” Hostetler (1963-1996) was a composer, pianist and performance artist, and his legacy is carried on by a dedicated group of colleagues, friends and admirers that form the Randy Hostetler Living Room Music Project. Hostetler was a student of Paul Lansky.

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