Borromeo String Quartet

Borromeo String Quartet
(with laptops)

Saturday, October 20, 2012 8:00 PM, Smith Theatre;
Pre-concert discussion 7:15 PM -- the Quartet & composer Mohammed Fairouz with Holly Thomas, Artistic DirectorBorromeo String Quartet

See Schubert's original autograph manuscript projected on screen during the performance. Schubert actually scrapes out a section of music and writes in a completely different musical idea. A wonderful example of the creative force hard at work!


Johann Sebastian Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582 for organ, arranged for string quartet by Nicholas Kitchen
Mohammed Fairouz: "The Named Angels"
Franz Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, "Death and the Maiden"

Photo by Christian Steiner
Laptop Circle Photo by Eli Akerstein
Mohammed Fairouz Photo by Samantah West

Considered "Simply the best there is" by the Boston Globe, the critically acclaimed Borromeo String Quartet is one of the most sought after string quartets in the world. Audiences and critics alike champion their revealing explorations of Beethoven, Bartók, Schoenberg, Shostakovich, and Golijov, and their affinity for making even the most challenging contemporary repertoire approachable and enlightening has become a hallmark. They perform at the world's most illustrious concert halls and music festivals, and continue long-standing residencies at the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum ("one of the defining experiences of civilization in Boston" -Boston Globe), the Tenri Cultural Institute ("one of New York's best kept secrets" -N.Y. Sun), Dai-Ichi Semei Hall in Tokyo, and the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music, where it has been the official Quartet-in-Residence for seventeen years.

Borromeo String Quartet, Nicholas Kitchen and Kristopher Tong, Violins; Mai Motobuchi, Viola, Yeesun Kim, Cello performing Schubert "Death and the Maiden" movement 1 in NEC's Jordan Hall November 28, 2011


Borromeo String Quartet performing Schubert "Death and the Maiden" movement 2 in NEC's Jordan Hall November 28, 2011


 Borromeo Quartet performs Schubert "Death and the Maiden" - Movement 4
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Mohammed Fairouz: "Lamentation and Satire"; Borromeo String Quartet; November 30, 2009
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