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Hyperion String Quartet performs at The Sembrich
Sembrich's Flonzaley Quartet in Residence returns
The Sembrich, located at 4800 Lakeshore Drive in Bolton Landing, is proud to announce the return of Saratoga-based musicians Hyperion String Quartet, with a concert including works by Verdi, Puccini, Mozart and Shostakovich on Saturday, August 24, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $35.
“The Sembrich's season theme TITANS of OPERA afforded our quartet the opportunity to consider works and composers that we might not think of first for quartet repertoire, but that are just as rich and rewarding as the standards,” says Jonathan Brin, Hyperion founder and cellist.
The program includes two miniatures for quartet: Puccini's Crisantemi and an early arrangement by Shostakovich of an aria from his opera Lady MacBeth. Hyperion String Quartet will also play two full quartets: Mozart's K.427 in E flat major and Verdi's string quartet, “a piece he had written when the lead in a production of Aida had taken ill,” says Mr. Brin. “He had never intended for this work to be published or performed publicly, but it is great work of chamber music that can stand with quartets by any other composer.”
The quartet, which was named The Sembrich's Flonzaley Quartet in Residence in 2011, consists of Mr. Brin (cello); Amanda Brin (first violin); Youming Chen (viola) and Jamecyn Morey (second violin). The group, who was named the Flonzaley Quartet in Residence at The Sembrich last year, has garnered numerous awards since their formation in 1999 at the Eastman School of Music.
They have performed internationally at such notable venues as New York’s Lincoln Center and Japan’s Izumi Hall, and have local ties as Quartet in Residence with the Empire State Youth Orchestra Chamber Music Program, as anchor chairs in the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra and as faculty at The College of Saint Rose.
This concert is partially underwritten by Melissa Vito.