Daedalus Quartet at Meany Hall, April 29

Hot young string quartets have been having a real rockstar moment in the past decade or so. One of the leading ensembles of this genre, Daedalus Quartet, comes to Meany Hall this Friday, April 29 with quite the program. They will be premiering a work by UW composer Huck Hodge, entitled The Topography of Desire, bookended by two Beethoven string quartets (and two drastically different ones at that–his playful String Quartet No. 1 in F major, Op. 18, No. 1, and the complexly turbulent String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132). About Daedalus Quartet: Praised by The New Yorker as “a fresh and vital young participant in what is a golden age of American string quartets,” the Daedalus Quartet has established itself as a leader among the new generation of string ensembles. In the thirteen years of its existence the Daedalus Quartet has received plaudits from critics and listeners alike for the security, technical finish, interpretive unity, and sheer gusto of its performances. The New York Times has praised the Daedalus Quartet’s “insightful and vibrant” Haydn, the “impressive intensity” of their Beethoven, their “luminous” Berg, and the “riveting focus” of their Dutilleux. Tickets to this intriguing concert run $40-$45. The concert is presented by the UW … Continue reading Daedalus Quartet at Meany Hall, April 29