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Escher Quartet with Buffalo’s Jason Vieaux

Tuesday, March 21
Kleinhans Music Hall, 8:00 pm

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Program
Haydn – Quartet in E flat major, Op.76, No.6
Britten – Quartet No.2 in C major, Op.36
Francisco Tarrega – Capricho Arabe
Antonio Carlos Jobim – A Felicidade
Fernando Bustamante – Misionera
Boccherini _ Guitar Quintet in D major, G.448 ‘Fandango’
“one of the top young quartets before the public today…This is a group to watch ” –Washington Post

About the Escher Quartet
Adam Barnett-Hart, violin
Aaron Boyd, violin
Pierre Lapointe, viola
Brook Speltz, cello

The Escher String Quartet has received acclaim for its profound musical insight and rare tonal beauty. A former BBC New Generation Artist, the quartet has performed at the BBC Proms at Cadogan Hall and is a regular guest at Wigmore Hall. In its home town of New York, the ensemble serves as Artists of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, this season presenting the complete Zemlinsky Quartets Cycle in a concert streamed live from the Rose Studio. In 2013, the quartet became one of the very few chamber ensembles to be awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant.

About Jason Vieaux

Jason Vieaux continues to bring important repertoire alive in the recording studio as well. His latest album, Together, with harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, was released in January 2015. Of his 2014 solo album, PlaySoundboard Magazine writes, “If you ever want to give a friend a disc that will cement his or her love for the guitar, this is a perfect candidate,” while Premier Guitar claims, “You’d be hard pressed to find versions performed with more confidence, better tone, and a more complete understanding of the material.”