LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas School of Music is pleased to host the Borromeo String Quartet October 30 – November 2. The group will offer a series of lectures, master classes and performances to high school students, KU students and the community.
Each visionary performance of the award-winning Borromeo String Quartet strengthens and deepens its reputation as one of the most important ensembles of our time. Admired and sought after for both its fresh interpretations of the classical music canon and its championing of works by 20th and 21st century composers, the ensemble has been hailed for its “edge-of-the-seat performances,” by the Boston Globe, which called it “simply the best there is.”
Schedule of Events:
Lecture: “Behind the scenes: The making of a string quartet” Thursday, October 29, 10:00 a.m., Swarthout Recital Hall
Master class for high school students: Friday, October 30, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Lied Center Pavilion
Master class for KU students: Saturday, October 31, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Swarthout Recital Hall
Borromeo String Quartet in concert with Steven Spooner, piano: Sunday, November 1, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall
Borromeo String Quartet in concert with KU music students: Monday, November 2, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall
All events are free and open to the public through the generosity of Reach Out Kansas, Inc., Smithyman & Zakoura, and The Zakoura Family Fund, a Fund of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation.
For more information, contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436 or visit music.ku.edu.