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Event Series Event Series: Takacs Quartet

Takács Quartet

January 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$10 – $25

Now in their 49th season and “the Takács Quartet remains one of the greatest chamber string ensembles we have on the world stage.” (Scherzo magazine). This ensemble has always had a particular association with Béla Bartók, the great 20th-century Hungarian composer whose six quartets are among the pinnacles of 20th-century chamber music.

The Middlebury Performing Arts Series has enjoyed a long-standing friendship with the Takács—this concert marks their 28th appearance on Middlebury campus. Among their many accolades: a Presto Music Recording of the Year Award, four Gramophone Awards, a Grammy, three Japanese Record Academy Awards, a Wigmore Hall Medal, and induction into the Gramophone Hall of Fame. When not performing, these gifted musicians are Associate Artists at London’s Wigmore Hall, and Christoffersen Fellows and Artists in Residence at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Friday Program:
Béla Bartók: Quartet No. 1 op.7 (sz. 40)
Béla Bartók: Quartet No. 3 (sz. 85, 1927)
Béla Bartók: Quartet No. 5 (sz. 102, 1934)
Sunday Program:
Béla Bartók: Quartet No. 2 op.17 (sz. 67)
Béla Bartók: Quartet No. 4 (sz. 85, 1928)
Béla Bartók: Quartet No. 6 (sz. 114, 1939)

Tickets: $25 general public | $10 Youth

Approximate runtime is about 90-100 minutes, including one intermission, for each concert. Buy tickets here.


January 19
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$10 – $25
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Mahaney Arts Center, Robinson Hall
72 Porter Field Road
Middlebury, VT 05753 United States
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