Tokyo Quartet (farewell performance)
After 43 seasons, the Tokyo String Quartet has announced that 2012-2013 will be their last.
Regarded from the capitals of Europe to Australia and the Far East as one of the supreme chamber ensembles of the world, the Tokyo Quartet, though officially formed in 1969 at the Juilliard School of Music, traces its origins to the Toho School of Music in Tokyo. Soon after its formation, the Quartet won First Prize at the Coleman Competition, the Munich Competition and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. An exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon firmly established it as one of the world's leading quartets, and it has since released more than 40 landmark recordings.
The Tokyo String Quartet performs on the "Paganini Quartet", a group of renowned Stradivarius instruments named for legendary 19th century virtuoso Niccolò Paganini.
This leading quartet’s final performance in San Francisco promises to be extraordinary: musically superb, and charged with historical significance, it will be a major event of the season. We hope you will join us!
- Venue: Herbst Theatre
- Date: Thu April 18, 2013 8:00pm
- City: San Francisco
- Price Range: $36 to $48
- Tickets: 415-392-4400
Quartet in D Major, K. 499 “Hoffmeister”
Quartet in C minor, Op. 51 No. 1
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