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13.11.15

Shanghai Quartet @ Fortas


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Ravel / Bridge, String Quartets, Shanghai Quartet
(Delos, 2001)
Charles T. Downey, Shanghai Quartet brings an esoteric piece to life
Washington Post, November 13
At the margins of the chamber music repertory are a few esoteric pieces, rarely heard because they call for strange combinations of instruments. One such work, Ernest Chausson’s Concert in D for Piano, Violin and String Quartet, was the climax of a performance featuring the Shanghai String Quartet on Wednesday evening in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. It’s the sort of programming that the Fortas Chamber Music Concerts series, representing a niche within a niche, should be doing.

Pianist Joseph Kalichstein and violinist Jaime Laredo, members of the Fortas resident chamber ensemble trio, opened the concert... [Continue reading]
Shanghai String Quartet
With Jaime Laredo (violin) and Joseph Kalichstein (piano)
Fortas Chamber Music Concerts
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

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Charles T. Downey, Shanghai Quartet shows dedication to new music in Freer Gallery of Art concert (Washington Post, March 1, 2014)

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