Tokyo String Quartet at Sunset Center
- When: Friday, April 22, 2011, 8 p.m.
- Where: Sunset Center, Carmel
- Cost: $41 - $65
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Classical
Tokyo String Quartet assembled in 1969, born out of the Julliard School of Music and inspired and influenced by Professor Hideo Saito at the Toho School of Music in Tokyo. The arc of their artistic careers has seen them produce more than 40 recordings of Dvorak, Brahms, Beethoven and all the rest; collaborate with Lynn Harrell, David Watkin, Sabine Meyer and more; and grace stages at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Bath and Dresden Festivals, and Yale's School of Music, where they've served as quartet-in-residence since 1976. Comprised of Martin Beaver and Kikuei Ikeda on violins, Kazuhide Isomura on viola, and Clive Greensmith on cello, this performance, the last of Chamber Music Monterey Bay's season and preceded by a lecture by musicologist Kai Christiansen (in Studio 105), will encompass Mozart, Szymanowski and Beethoven with all the requisite excellence promised by their reputation. [WR]
7-7:30pm pre-concert lecture; 8pm concert. Sunset Center, San Carlos between Fifth and Sixth, Carmel. $41-$65; free/Kids Up Front program. 625-2212, www.chambermusicmontereybay.org.