The Escher String Quartet’s concert with ArtPower! will be an evening of formidable artistry. The ensemble, now in its eighth year, has garnered praise from luminaries such as Pinchas Zukerman and Itzhak Perlman as they continue to display “ripe tonal balances with the kind of heedless intensity that comes with youth” (San Francisco Chronicle). Balancing interweaving solo parts and group harmony, their performances are evocative of graphic artist M.C. Escher, from whom they take their name. The group brings this twisting and turning musicianship to a triptych of string quartets by classical and post-war composers. Adam Barnett-Hart, violin; Aaron Boyd, violin; Pierre Lapointe, viola; Dane Johansen, cello.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet No. 14 in G major (“Spring”), K. 387; Henri Dutilleux: Ainsi la nuit, for String Quartet; Maurice Ravel: String Quartet in F major
Sam B. Ersan, Eric Lasley and Judith Bachner