The Thalea String Quartet, one of the country’s “ensembles to watch," will visit Healdsburg on Wednesday, October 25 to open BNM’s fifth season of chamber music concerts. Formed at the Zephyr International Music Festival in Courmayeur, Italy, they are now based in the San Francisco Bay Area. They have performed in a number of U.S. cities as well as Canada. The ensemble recently completed their tenure as the first quartet-in-residence at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
The quartet has been praised for their exuberance and their technical proficiency. The Calgary Herald (Canada) enthused that they have “the potential to be one of the finest [string quartets] of their generation.”
Included on the Thalea's program are Haydn's Quartet in D major, Op. 76, No.5; Anton Webern's Langsamer Satz; Satellites III: "Dimensions" by Garth Knox, and Mendelssohn's Quartet in F minor, Op. 80.
The concert will take place at the Paul Mahder Gallery located at 222 Healdsburg Avenue in Healdsburg. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com and at the door as available. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and curtain is 7:30 p.m..
To learn more about the Paul Mahder Gallery visit www.paulmahdergallery.com
HIGHLIGHTS FROm PAST SEASONS:
DEL SOL String Quartet (FEBRUARY 22, 2017)
. . . returned to the Brave New Music stage at Paul Mahder Gallery with a program called “Tunes and Tannins,” featuring music and wine pairings with comments by sommelier Nicole Bert.
HEAR A SAMPLE FROM AN EARLIER BNM CONCERT BY THE DEL SOL QUARTET:
Borealis String Quartet (March 30, 2016)
. . . this stellar ensemble from Canada offered up a sumptuous feast of new music along with a powerful rendition of Shostakovich’s Ninth Quartet in our first collaboration with the Paul Mahder Gallery.
GLENDEVEN STRING QUARTET and UPSIDE DANCE CO. (Nov. 11, 2015)
. . . in a collaboration of film, poetry, original choreography, and music for string quartet, this was truly a multi-media evening.
TRIO DINICU (April 8,2015)
. . . combines the forces of three world class musicians—a lightening fast violinist with touching expressiveness, a virtuoso guitarist with gypsy authenticity a la Django Reinhardt, and a legendary Parisian bassist with deep soul—who together bridge the gap between classical, jazz and folk genres.
SZYMANOWSKI QUARTET (February 4, 2015)
... from Warsaw, one of the most exceptional international string quartets of its generation, they performed an exquisite program of Polish and Ukrainian composers.
>>Read the Szymanowski Quartet Classical Sonoma concert review here.
DEL SOL STRING QUARTET (November 23, 2014)
(see above for concert video)