Elias String Quartet: Beamish and Schumann

March 19, 2019
1515 Sul Ross Street | Houston, TX 77006
Phone: (713) 524-5050
Times: 7:30 PM
Admission: $60
Area of Town: Montrose

Traditional: Scottish folk songsSally Beamish: New Work (2018) U.S. PremiereSchumann: Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41, No. 1Elias String Quartet (Sara Bitlloch, violin; Donald Grant, violin; Martin Saving, viola; Marie Bitlloch, cello) The internationally acclaimed Elias String Quartet captivated Da Camera’s audience with their encore of Scottish folk tunes when they appeared in 2017. Now they return with two distinct programs. Over two nights, the Elias Quartet traces the history of British music from Purcell to Britten to esteemed contemporary composer Sally Beamish. Anchoring their programs are two great masterpieces by Schubert and Schumann. Their Tuesday program is the second concert at the Menil pairing folk songs with a contemporary works.“There’s something intoxicating about the Elias String Quartet…. Intensely absorbing, exquisitely considered….stunning.”– Philadelphia Inquirer “Spectacular….a perfectly balanced mix of vitality, depth, formal elegance and that playful, flirtatious wit that makes all of Haydn’s quartets so impossible to resist….A bold, often thrilling performance.” — Washington Post