Family-Friendly Concert: The Cassatt String Quartet

Thursday, July 14, 2016, - 7/12/16 4:00 p.m.

Paul J. Schupf Wing for the Works of Alex Katz

The Cassatt String Quartet was the first quartet chosen for Juilliard’s Young Artists Quartet Program. Since then, they have performed at New York’s Alice Tully Hall, and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood Music Theater, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Theatre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, and the Beijing Central Conservatory in China. At the Library of Congress, the Cassatt performed on the library’s matched quartet of Stradivarius instruments, and they performed the three complete Beethoven Quartet cycles at the University at Buffalo.

The Cassatt has been heard on NPR’s Performance Today, Boston’s WGBH, and New York’s WQXR and WNYC. They have 30 recordings, and were named
three times to Alex Ross’ 10 best classical recordings of the year in The New Yorker magazine.

The quartet is named for the celebrated American impressionist painter Mary Cassatt.Members: Muneko Otani and Jennifer Leshnower, violins; Sarah Adams, viola; Elizabeth Anderson, cello.

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