Wednesday, February 24, 2016

ACMS Presents the Bennewitz Quartet Thursday (2/25/16)

Bennewitz Quartet
photo by Pavel Ovsík 
The Auburn Chamber Music Society (Facebook page) will host the Bennewitz Quartet (bennewitzquartet.com) Thursday night (2/25) at 7:30 at AU's Goodwin Hall. My friend and the Society's co-president, Virginia Transue, is crazy about this group and says it will be amazing.

Click here for the event page on the AU Music Calendar, but the ACMS Facebook page will have more info.

From the Opelika-Auburn News: Bennewitz Quartet to perform in Auburn by Tonya Ponds.

The bio excerpt below is from the group's website.

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The Bennewitz Quartet is one of the top international chamber ensembles, a status confirmed not only by their victories in two prestigious competitions – Osaka in 2005 and Prémio Paolo Borciani, Italy in 2008, but also by the acclaim of the critics. As early as 2006, the German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung wrote: "... the music was remarkable not just for its clarity of structure, but for the beautiful tonal palette and purity of intonation in its execution. Only very rarely does one experience such skilfully crafted and powerful harmonies... Great art."

The quartet currently performs at major venues both in the Czech Republic and abroad (Wigmore Hall London, Musikverein Wien, Konzerthaus Berlin, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées Paris, The Frick Collection New York, Seoul Art Center, Rudolfinum and others), and is regularly invited to festivals such as the Salzburger Festspiele, Luzerne Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival, Kammermusikfest Lockenhaus, and the Prague Spring. Read more.

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