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The Left Bank Quartet, with Pianist Edward Newman Presents Works of Britten, Elgar and Haydn

The Left Bank Quartet (David Salness and Sally McLain, violins; Katherine Murdock, viola; and Evelyn Elsing, cello), is joined by pianist Edward Newman in a performance of two highly-decorated English composers with vividly contrasting techniques: Benjamin Britten’s String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25 is laser-sharp, a frisson of compressed energy and sparkling virtuosity, while Edward Elgar’s late Piano Quintet in A Minor, Op. 84 is opulently sonorous, imbued with an acceptance, accrued over a long life, that wisdom is elusive. An early String Quartet, No. 16 in A major (Op. 9, No. 6) by Franz Joseph Haydn, “father of the string quartet,” opens the program. The concert is part of the Steinway Series at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Event begins at 3:00PM

Presented by: The Left Bank Concert Society

Featured Artist(s): The Left Bank Quartet, with pianist Edward Newman

Categories: Music: Classical

Event Venue

James McEvoy Auditorium of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

8th and G Streets, NW
Washington, DC

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  • Sunday, October 14, 2012
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