With its 2010 Grammy nomination for Best Chamber Music Performance, the NYC-based Enso String Quartet quickly was recognized as one of the country’s most exciting young ensembles. And that exciting young ensemble is awfully excited about this new program. Says cellist Richard Belcher: “Puccini, Verdi, and Strauss are three of the greatest names in musical theater. When you think of those three composers, you think of big-scale operatic works. So full of color and character. It’s so exciting that our next project is working on the string quartets of these composers.” Called “clearly bound for greatness” by MusicWeb International and committed to the classics of the string-quartet repertoire as well as strong advocacy for new music, Enso (derived from the Japanese zen painting of the circle) also consists of Maureen Nelson, violin; John Marcus, violin; and Melissa Reardon, viola.
Presented by: Town Hall as part of the Town Music series, curated by Joshua Roman. Series supported by the Wyncote Foundation NW and the Tagney-Jones Family Fund. Series media sponsorship provided by Seattle Weekly and KING-FM.
Tickets: Prorated subscriptions to the four-concert Town Music season are $75 general/$70 members and are on sale now here.
Single-event tickets for Enso String Quartet are on sale now here: $20 advance/$25 at the door/$20 seniors/$17 Town Hall members/$10 students.
A limited number of $5 day-of-show Teen Tix for those 18 and under also will be available.
Doors open: 6:30 pm; late seating is not guaranteed.
Town Hall member benefits: Discounted subscriptions and tickets.
Learn more: About Enso String Quartet.
More about the program, on YouTube.