"The Juilliard still plays, magically, like a single four-voiced instrument, and the music it makes sounds like the most natural and inevitable thing in the world."
- Broad Street Review
“[The Argus String Quartet] played with supreme melodic control and total authority”
- Calgary Herald
Schaver Music Recital Hall
Haydn: String Quartet in F major, Op 77, No.2 First movement
The CMSD first initiated its innovative inDepth concert format in 2012, when the Juilliard String Quartet introduced Elliott Carter’s densely dramatic fifth string quartet, performed it in its entirety, and then engaged members of the audience in a facilitated post-concert conversation. The result was a richer experience and deeper understanding of this challenging work than a conventional concert might provide.
In their return to the inDepth format, the Juilliard Quartet turns to the music of Bartok, alongside the Argus Quartet, their Graduate-Quartet-in-Residence at the Juilliard School of Music. The program will include Bartok’s String Quartet No. 3 and Tan Dun's Eight Colors for String Quartet; the pieces will be introduced and performed in their entirety: Then all eight musicians will return to the stage to engage the audience’s questions and reactions to this highly inventive music. The discussion will be moderated by writer and former Detroit Free Press music critic Mark Stryker.