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Renowned for its passionate musicality, impressive technique, and multicultural innovations, the Shanghai Quartet has become one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles. Its elegant style melds the delicacy of Eastern music with the emotional breadth of Western repertoire, allowing it to traverse musical genres including traditional Chinese folk music, masterpieces of Western music, and cutting-edge contemporary works.
Formed at the Shanghai Conservatory in 1983, the Quartet has worked with the world’s most distinguished artists and regularly tours the major music centers of Europe, North America, and Asia. The Quartet has a long history of championing new music and juxtaposing traditions of Eastern and Western music, with an extensive discography of more than 30 recordings, ranging from the Schumann and Dvorak piano quintets with Rudolf Buchbinder to Zhou Long’s “Poems from Tang” for string quartet and orchestra with the Singapore Symphony (BIS).
The Shanghai Quartet currently serves as Quartet-in-Residence at the John J. Cali School of Music, Montclair State University in New Jersey, Ensemble-in-Residence with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and visiting guest professors of the Shanghai Conservatory and the Central Conservatory in Beijing. They are proudly sponsored by Thomastik-Infeld Strings and BAM Cases.
String Quartet in D Major, Op. 20, No. 4″ by Joseph Haydn
Allegro di Molto
Un poco Adagio affettuoso (Variations)
Menuetto (Allegretto alla Zingarese)
Fen Ya Song (String Quartet No. 1, revised 2018) by Tan Du – Premiere Performance
String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor” by Bedrich Semtana
Allegro vivo appassionato
Allegro moderato a la Polka
* Program is subject to change.
Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113 Located between 2nd and 3rd St. in downtown San Jose.
Convenient parking available @ 2nd & San Carlos Garage $5 flat fee after 6 PM
Accessible by BART and VTA (2nd & Paseo De San Antonio exit is in front of the Hammer Theatre)