Left Bank Quartet

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Saturday, October 5, 2019 | Start Time: 07:30 PM


Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 7:30 pm

These four musicians, David Salness,violin Sally McLain, violin, Kathryn Murdock, viola, Eric Kutz, cello, their diverse and colorful backgrounds, came together through the auspices of the Theater Chamber Players, and rather unexpectedly discovered the joys of a vibrant and enthusiastic collaboration. They have been The Left Bank Quartet since 1999, taking their name from the fact that the Kennedy Center, their first regular venue, is situated on the left bank of the Potomac River.

Their combined experiences include participation in the major festivals of the musical world — Aspen, Banff, Chautauqua, Marlboro, Mostly Mozart, Prussia Cove, Ravinia, Santa Fe, Spoleto and Yellow Barn, to name just a few. Their teaching experiences, collaborations, national and international tours, recital and concerto performances, and success in international competitions give this quartet a rich and varied tapestry as they weave their musical message.

The Left Bank Quartet’s repertoire encompasses an eclectic range, with quartets of composers such as Chavez, Crumb, Durkó, Dutilleux, Ginastera, Jalbert, Kirchner, Kurtág, Korngold, Ligeti, Meriläinen, Nancarrow and Revueltes augmenting the standard fare. Compositions written for and premiered by the quartet include Mark Wilson’s Time Variations (Capstone Records),Dream -Crossed Twilight (2019, commissioned by Maryland State Music Teachers Association) and String Quartet No. 4 by Lawrence Moss, recently released on the Innova label. They are faculty members and artists in residence at University of Maryland.

Program: String Quartets by Polish composers Mieczyslaw Weinberg, Grazyna Bacewicz and Slavonic composer Dvorak Quartet in Eb major, op 51.
Latvian Lutheran Church, 400 Hurley Ave. Rockville, MD 20850