The Shanghai Quartet melds the delicacy of Eastern music with the emotional breadth of Western repertoire, allowing it to traverse musical genres from masterpieces of Western music to cutting-edge contemporary works.
Their program at the Center will include Schubert’s Quartettsatz, Bartok’s Quartet #4, Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132 and selections from ChinaSong, a suite of Chinese folk songs arranged for string quartet by the Shanghai Quartet’s violinist Yi-Wen Jiang.
Formed at the Shanghai Conservatory in 1983, the Quartet has a long history of championing new music and has worked with distinguished classical artists including the Tokyo, Juilliard and Guarneri quartets; Yo-Yo Ma; Lynn Harrell; and Peter Serkin.