Event Information
Park Avenue Christian Church Presents
New Esterhazy Quartet
Saturday, August 13, 2011

Chamber Music

Length: 2 hrs 00 mins
Intermission: Yes
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

Our 2011-12 season launches with the New Esterhazy Quartet, a nationally-recognized period-instrument string quartet, in a program of works by Haydn, Mozart and Romberg. Founded in 2006, the ensemble takes their name from the Hungarian estate where Joseph Haydn lived and worked for nearly three decades, and from the noble family who were his employers and patrons. The name also honors Quartetto Esterhazy, the pioneering historical string quartet from the 1970s, with the blessing of that ensemble’s eminent founder and leader, Jaap Schroeder.

The New Esterházy Quartet’s first three seasons included all 68 string quartets of Joseph Haydn. Since their third season, the New Esterházy Quartet have been performing quartets dedicated to Haydn by Mozart and by some of the dozen other composers whose dedications acknowledged Haydn’s mastery of the genre.

Based in San Francisco, the members of the New Esterházy Quartet are internationally-known period-instrument and chamber music specialists Kati Kyme and Lisa Weiss, violins, violist Anthony Martin, and cellist William Skeen. As individuals, the players have performed and recorded in the top echelon of early music ensembles, including Orchestra of the 18th Century, Wiener Akademie, Bach Ensemble, Artaria Quartet, Smithsonian Chamber Players, Arcadian Academy, Göttingen Festival Orchestra, and Musica Angelica. In addition to many years of musical collaboration in Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, and a long list of renowned chamber ensembles, these four Bay Area musicians have enjoyed decades of friendship and shared experience. Their history as both colleagues and friends endows the quartet with an unusual commonality of musical language and gesture, and provides a strong foundation for a unique and original ensemble voice.

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