Simón Bolívar String Quartet
Additional Performance Added
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at 8pm, Pickman Hall
(Boston) Celebrity Series of Boston has added a second performance by the Simón Bolívar String Quartet due to popular demand. The two performances will take place on Tuesday, November 18 (just added), and Wednesday, November 19 (sold out). Both performances will take place at 8pm at Pickman Hall at the Longy School of Music at Bard College, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge. The Debut Series is sponsored by Harriet and David Griesinger.
Tickets for Simón Bolívar String Quartet are currently on sale as part of a subscription ticket package, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661, or at the Celebrity Series box office Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
The performances will mark the Boston Debut of the Simón Bolívar String Quartet.
Created from within the Fundación Musical Simón Bolívar, the Simón Bolívar String Quartet is composed of principal musicians of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. They have worked with such musical personalities as Gustavo Dudamel, Claudio Abbado and Sir Simon Rattle. The quartet has participated in master classes with the Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Berlin Philharmonic String Quartet, Chilingirian String Quartet, Donald Weilerstein (Cleveland String Quartet), Andras Keller (Keller String Quartet) and Ulyses Ascanio, founding violinist of the Youth and Children’s Orchestras of Venezuela. One of the aims of the Simón Bolívar String Quartet is the development of a network of string quartets in Venezuela and South America, with the purpose of propagating chamber music among children and young people in Latin America.
The Simón Bolívar String Quartet has played across Venezuela, throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, performing in concerts as well as taking part in educational and community events. In 2010, the Quartet undertook a major tour of the United Kingdom, appearing at the Edinburgh International Festival and at the Southbank Centre in London. They continue to tour around the world during 2011 and 2012 with successful tours in Canada and Japan. In February 2012, the Simón Bolívar String Quartet recorded its first album for Deutsche Grammophon, which was released in early 2013.
String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13
String Quartet No. 1
String Quartet in C minor, Op. 51, no. 1 – See more at:
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