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Arianna String Quartet: Perfect Storm

Mendelssohn: String Quartet in A minor, Op.13

Philip Glass: String Quartet No.3“Mishima”

Beethoven: String Quintet in C Major, Op.29 “Storm” with Richard Young, viola

The ASQ embarks on its 25th season with one of their favorites, Felix Mendelsohn’s cherished Op.13 string quartet, a work that balances turbulent brilliance with an inner fragility, unique to Mendelssohn, and beloved by audiences.  Philip Glass’ stirring String Quartet No.3, which served as the tonal backdrop for the 1985 film “Mishima”, follows, capturing Glass’ iconic purity of expression and signature sound driving the compelling story of a life in turmoil.  The Arianna Quartet then welcomes world-renowned violist Richard Young for a performance of Beethoven’s sizzlingString Quintet Op.29, the “Storm”, an early work that offers a fresh glimpse into the dynamic power of the great composer, and rousing finish to the season opener.

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