The Guarneri String Quartet To Play April 11April 6, 2000
by Richard Veit
The Guarneri String Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in Roxy Grove Hall on the Baylor University campus. This concert is the third and final event in the 1999-2000 Distinguished Artist Series.
Founded in 1964, the Guarneri String Quartet has circled the globe countless times, playing in virtually all of the major music capitals. One of the most recorded of all chamber music groups, the Guarneri serves as quartet-in-residence at the University of Maryland.
The group's membership, unchanged in decades, includes violinists Arnold Steinhardt and John Dalley, violist Michael Tree and cellist David Soyer.
The Guarneri String Quartet will open with the String Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 51, No. 1, by Johannes Brahms. This monumental work, written in the same key as the composer's first symphony, dates from the year 1873.
Next the Guarneri String Quartet will play one of Hungarian composer Béla Bartók's six string quartets--his Second Quartet, Op. 17, written in 1917.
Following intermission, the concert will conclude with Maurice Ravel's String Quartet in F Major from 1903, the only such work he ever wrote.
Tickets are priced at $12. Baylor students, faculty and staff will be admitted for $8. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.