American String Quartet with Tom Sleigh & Phil KlayPerformed November 11, 2018
American String Quartet with Tom Sleigh & Phil Klay
November 11, 2018
Internationally recognized as one of the world’s finest quartets, the American String Quartet has spent decades honing the luxurious sound for which it is famous. The Quartet will celebrate its 45th anniversary in 2019, and, in its years of touring, has performed in all fifty states and has appeared in the most important concert halls worldwide. The group’s presentations of the complete quartets of Beethoven, Schubert, Schoenberg, Bartk, and Mozart have won widespread critical acclaim, and their MusicMasters Complete Mozart String Quartets, performed on a matched quartet set of instruments by Stradivarius, are widely considered to have set the standard for this repertoire.
Tom Sleigh is the author of ten books of poetry, including Army Cats, winner of the John Updike Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and Space Walk which won the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Award.
Phil Klay is a graduate of Dartmouth College and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in Iraq’s Anbar Province from January 2007 to February 2008 as a Public Affairs Officer. After being discharged he received an MFA from Hunter College of The City University of New York. Klay’s New York Times-bestselling short story collection won the National Book Award for Fiction in 2014.
The following pieces will be interwoven with readings by Mr. Sleigh and Mr. Klay
Praeludium in F minor, BWV 857, from the Well-Tempered Clavier
Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110
String Quartet No. 6
String Quartet, Op. 11
Quartet in F minor, Op. 95 “Serioso”
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Address: 211 Belknap Place
Time: 3:15 PM