Posted by Kimberly Powell on 03/02/2015

Performance Oklahoma



The Juilliard String Quartet


The Juilliard String Quartet, widely known as the quintessential American string quartet, appeared at Armstrong Auditorium on Thursday, January 15th presented by the Armstrong International Foundation's Performing Arts Series.  Founded in 1946, the Quartet was the first ensemble to play all six Bartok quartets in the US and its performances of Schoenberg's quartets helped establish the works as cornerstones of the modern string quartet literature.  In 2011, the Quartet became the first classical music ensemble to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

For nearly seven decades the Quartet has made manifest the credo of its founders to "play new works as if they were established masterpieces and established masterpieces as if they were new.  The Quartet's members are Joseph Lin and Ronald Copes, violins, Roger Tapping, viola and Joel Krosnick, cello and the concert program features the String Quartet in G Major, Op 33, No. 5 by Franz Joseph Haydn, the String Quartet No. 2 "Vistas" of Shulamit Ran and the String Quartet in F Major, Op 135 of Ludwig van Beethoven.  First violinist Joseph Lin offers commentary about the Quartet's mission, mystique, commitment to teaching and the concert's works.  


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