Takács and Ivalas Quartets will perform the audience favorite Mendelssohn Octet in season finale.
The world-renowned Takács Quartet will perform their season finale at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 10 and 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11 at Grusin Music Hall at the University of Colorado Boulder. They will be performing Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat major with piano professor David Korevaar and performing Mendelssohn’s Octet in E-flat major with the Ivalas Quartet, CU’s graduate quartet-in-residence. For this performance, both guest artists will undoubtedly bring the signature vivacity and exciting musical capabilities that is present in each and every one of Takács’ performances.
This Boulder-based quartet was originally formed in 1975 at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest by four former students. Award-winning violinists, cellists and violists have cycled in and out of the quartet through the years, and the latest includes notable performers: Edward Dusinberre, violin; Harumi Rhodes, violin; Richard O’Neill, viola and András Fejér, cello, the only original member. The Guardian newspaper describes them as “matchless in their supreme artistry.”
- Haley Lauritzen, CU Independentdent.