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3.11.11

Orion String Quartet

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Charles T. Downey, Orion String Quartet at the Kennedy Center
Washington Post, November 3, 2011

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Have you ever had one of those nights? It happened to the Orion String Quartet on Tuesday night, at the end of its latest appearance in the Fortas Chamber Music Concerts series at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.

It would have been enough for violist Steven Tenenbom to have broken a string in the first movement of Schubert’s String Quartet No. 15. But when first violinist Daniel Phillips started in on the fourth movement, when he was supposed to be playing the third, one could be excused for thinking that some post-Halloween curse was in operation. The musicians, to their credit, reacted as gracefully as one can in these circumstances, by laughing at themselves. [Continue reading]
SEE ALSO:
Joe Banno, Orion String Quartet and Windscape take on the visionary Bach (Washington Post, February 17, 2011)

Stephen Brookes, The Orion Quartet (Washington Post, March 1, 2008)

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