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Established in 2007, the "Strings and More" series aims to enrich the concert experience by placing the compositions performed within a wider cultural contex. The series is directed by the quartet’s violist, Dr. Yoel Greenberg, head of music department at Bar-Ilan University. The other quartet members enrich the explanations with theatrical excerpts and literary examples.

 
 

Online Concert!

Tuesday, 1.12.20, 8pm
Hebrew Presentation
 
Wednesday, 2.12.20, 8pm 
English Presentation

 

 

 

Family Portrait

Presented by Dr. Yoel Greenberg

 

Fanny Hensel Mendelssohn

String Quartet in E Flat Major

 

Felix Mendelssohn

String Quartet in F Major, Op. 80

 

In contrast to the way Felix Mendelssohn’s music was universally celebrated, the talent of his sister Fanny was suppressed throughout her life. Even today her works are seldom performed, despite their outstanding merit and despite her huge influence on Mendelssohn’s life and work. This concert will present a performance of Fanny Mendelssohn’s rarely-heard String Quartet together with a unique work by Felix in which he gives expression to his unbearable grief at her untimely death.

 

Online Concert!

 Tuesday, 9.2.21, 8pm

Hebrew presentation

  Wednesday, 10.2.21, 8pm

English presentation

The Human Comedy

Presented by Dr. Yoel Greenberg

 

Haydn

String Quartet Op. 33 No. 2, The Joke

 

Stravinsky

3 Pieces for String Quartet

 

Shostakovich

2 Pieces for String Quartet

Beethoven

String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95 Serioso (Finale)

What exactly is musical humor? Different composers have different answers! We shall play along with Haydn, visit Stravinsky’s circus, and discover how the tragic becomes comic with Beethoven and Shostakovich.

 

Online Concert!

The concert will be broadcast live from the Jerusalem Music Center

Tuesday, February 2 at 7pm.

A Musical Homage

Without Presentation

 

Mozart

String Quartet in G Major, K. 387

 

György Kurtág

Arioso – Homage à Walter Levin

 

Brahms

String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 51 No. 1 

 

 

Between the first of the six quartets Mozart dedicated to Haydn, and Brahms’s first quartet, suffused with the spirit of Beethoven, we perform Kurtág’s Arioso composed in honor of Walter Levin’s 85th birthday. Levin, first violinist of the legendary LaSalle Quartet, passed away two years ago. He was one of the Carmel Quartet’s most inspiring teachers, and this concert is in homage to his memory.

 

Zichron Ya'akov, Beit Nir Auditorium

Sunday 18.4.21 at 8pm

 

 

Jerusalem Music Centre (Hebrew)

Thursday 22.4.21 at 8pm

 

 

Jerusalem Music Centre (English)

Wednesday 21.4.21 at 8pm

 

 

Tel Aviv Israel Conservatory

Friday 23.4.21 at 11am

 

 

Haifa, Tikotin Museum

Thursday 29.4.21 at 8pm

Strings on Screen

Presented by Dr. Oded Erez

Shuli Waterman Viola

 

Schubert

String Quartet in D Minor D. 810 Death and the Maiden - Allegro

 

Greenwood

Suite from the soundtrack There will be blood

 

Korngold

String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 34 - Scherzo

 

Barber

Adagio for String Quartet in B Minor, Op. 11

 

 

On string quartet music for the big screen, from quartets featured in films, through soundtracks for quartet to concert works by film composers.

 

Jerusalem Music Centre (Hebrew)

Tuesday 8.6.21 at 8pm

 

 

Jerusalem Music Centre (English)

Wednesday 9.6.21 at 8pm

 

 

Haifa, Tikotin Museum

Thursday 10.6.21 at 8pm

 

 

Tel Aviv, Israel Conservatory

Friday 11.6.21 at 11am

Zichron Ya'akov, First Aliyah Museum

Sunday 13.6.21 at 8pm

Who wrote the Kreutzer Sonata?

Presented by Dr. Yoel Greenberg

 

Beethoven

String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95 Serioso

 

Janáček

String Quartet no. 1 Kreutzer Sonata

 

Beethoven’s dramatic and powerful musical language influenced composers, writers and thinkers. In his famous novella The Kreutzer Sonata, named after Beethoven’s great work, Tolstoy gave expression to the powerful influences he found in the music. Leoš Janáček, one of Czechoslovakia’s greatest composers, responded in turn to Tolstoy’s literary masterpiece with his First String Quartet, which carries the title of the book.