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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

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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