69th Season

American String Quartet

American String Quartet
Monday, October 21, 2013, 8:00PM | at Caruth Auditorium

Internationally recognized as one of the world’s foremost quartets, the American String Quartet celebrates its 37th season in 2012–2013. Critics and col­leagues hold the Quartet in high esteem and many of today’s leading artists and composers seek out the Quartet for collaborations. “The American String Quartet’s program was, simply put, a comprehensive display of ensemble mastery, of passion, precision and interpretive smarts in near perfect synchrony.” — The Los Angeles Times

Danish String Quartet

Danish String Quartet
Monday, November 11, 2013, 8:00PM | at Caruth Auditorium

The high technical and musical quality, the joy of playing, the powerful impact the quartet makes on stage and the fresh approach to familiar repertoire has become a trademark for the Danish String Quartet. These qualities have led the quartet to success everywhere. “What makes the performance special is the maturity and calm of the playing, even during virtuosic passages that whisk by. This is music making of wonderful ease and naturalness.” — The New York Times

New York Polyphony

New York Polyphony
Monday,December 2, 2013, 8:00PM | at Caruth Auditorium

Their dedication to innovative programming, as well as a focus on rare and rediscovered works, has not only earned New York Polyphony critical acclaim and a devoted following, but also helped to move early music into the classical mainstream. “The all-male vocal quartet has relied on grassroots networking, innate talent and old-fashioned luck to become, in just four years, one of this country’s best-known early-music groups.” — The Denver Post

Special Event: Daniil Trifonov with Sergei Babayan

Special Event: Daniil Trifonov with Sergei Babayan
Monday, March 3, 2014, 7:30PM | at Dallas City Performance Hall

Born in Nizhniy Novgorod in 1991, Daniil Trifonov is one of the brightest names of the next generation of pianists. His reputation for outstanding performances, musical insight and expressive intensity has already surpassed the attention he received when, during the 2010/11 season, he won medals at three of the most prestigious competitions in the music world. “Mr. Trifonov has scintillating technique and a virtuosic flair. He is also a thoughtful artist [...] he can play with soft-spoken delicacy, not what you associate with competition conquerors.” — The New York Times

Acclaimed for the immediacy, sensitivity and depth of his interpretations, Mr. Babayan’s performances reveal an emotional intensity and bold energy, equipping him to explore stylistically diverse repertoire. “Extraordinary technique and ability to play densely harmonized works with illuminating transparency.” — The New York Times

Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet
Monday, April 21, 2014, 8:00PM | at Caruth Auditorium

The Emerson String Quartet stands apart in the history of string quartets with an unparalleled list of achievements over three decades: more than thirty acclaimed recordings, nine Grammy’s (including two for Best Classical Album), three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, Musical America’s “Ensemble of the Year”, and collaborations with many of the greatest artists of our time. “The performances were everything we have come to expect from this superb ensemble: technically resourceful, musically insightful, cohesive, full of character and always interesting.” — The New York Times

All programs and performers are subject to change.