Berlin Quartet brings "exquisite works" to campus
One of the few remaining piano and string ensembles, the Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet, brings the combined sound of strings and keys to Radford University on Tuesday, Feb. 6 as the third installment of the 2017-18 University Performance Series.
The Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet has existed as a Berlin Philharmonic chamber music ensemble since 1985, uniting the three permanent members – concertmaster Andreas Buschatz, violist Matthew Hunter and cellist Knut Weber – with renowned concert pianist Markus Groh.
“We are very honored to have the Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet perform at Radford University,” said College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean Margaret Devaney. “This is a wonderful opportunity for the campus and surrounding community to experience an ensemble of this caliber performing exquisite works by master composers.”
The upcoming performance will represent the standard repertoire of classical, romantic and modern works, but also includes their finds of undiscovered masterpieces of the literature.
“The combination of strings and piano is such a gorgeous combination of instruments, providing the crystalline purity of piano with the warmth and lush sonorities of violin, viola and cello,” said Bruce Mahin, professor in the Department of Music. “The program is quite romantic and should appeal to listeners of every taste. We are especially excited to hear the new piece by film composer Danny Elfman.”
The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 6 in Bondurant Auditorium in Preston Hall, Tickets are $15 for the general public, $7.50 per child and free for those with Radford University identification.
Tickets are available online at www.radfordactivities.com. For more information, please call 831-5420.