Pavel Haas Quartet April 21, 2013
UNH Celebrity Series presents Pavel Haas Quartet
Durham NH –
The University of New Hampshire Celebrity Series will present Pavel Haas Quartet on April 21 at 7:00pm at the Paul Creative Arts Center’s Johnson Theatre.
Since winning the Paolo Borciani competition in Italy in Spring 2005, the Pavel Haas Quartet has performed at the world’s most prestigious concert halls and recorded four award-winning CDs, receiving great acclaim from audiences and critics alike.
Based in Prague, the Quartet studied with Milan Skampa, the legendary violist of the Smetana Quartet, and continues to enjoy a close relationship with him. The Quartet also worked with several other masters of the quartet world, including members of Quartetto Italiano, Quatuor Mosaiques, Borodin Quartet and Amadeus Quartet, as well as with Walter Levin in Basel.
The Quartet takes its name from the Czech composer Pavel Haas (1899-1944) who was imprisoned at Theresienstadt in 1941 and tragically died at Auschwitz three years later. His legacy includes three wonderful string quartets. Pieces for the program include Britten‘s Quartet No. 2 in C Major, Op. 36, Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110, and Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11 by Tchaikovsky.
"The world’s most exciting string quartet? Well, they suit the tagline better than most. Their tone is large, quasi-orchestral. They take risks. Above all, they play with passion."
The Times, January 2010
Tickets can be purchased on line at www.unharts.com or by calling 603-862-7222(PCAC). Tickets will not be mailed; they can be picked up at the PCAC Box Office. The hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 5:00pm as well as one hour before each event.