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Guarneri String Quartet ([members of the guarneri string quartet])

Guarneri String Quartet

In its only Washington engagement this season, the celebrated quartet performs masterpieces by Bartók, Haydn, and Smetana.

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About

Only D.C. Engagement This Season

"The Guarneri has no superior on the world's stages."
--The New York Times

"Fills the Terrace Theater with as much passion as it can hold"  
--The Washington Post

Among the most revered and enduring quartets in the world, the Guarneri String Quartet has been a perennial joy for listeners for more than 40 years. In its only Washington performance this season, the group begins with Bartók's ravishing String Quartet No. 2--which in three movements flows from pensive folk-like themes to swirling Arabian influences to desolate expressions of despair. The Guarneri also performs one of Haydn's string quartets featuring a delightful display of tricks with rhythm and tone, and Smetana's autobiographical String Quartet No. 1.

Program and Notes

BARTÓK
 String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 17
HAYDN
String Quartet in D major, Op. 20, No. 4
SMETANA
String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, "From My Life"

Artists

  • general artist image Arnold Steinhardt, violin
  • general artist image John Dalley, violin
  • general artist image Michael Tree, viola
  • general artist image Peter Wiley, cello
All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.

Group of 20 or more? Group Sales offers special terms and discounts for most performances.

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