The Escher String Quartet has received acclaim for its expressive, nuanced performances that combine unusual textural clarity with a rich, blended sound. In its home town of New York, the ensemble serves as Season Artists of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. The quartet includes Adam Barnett-Hart, violin;
Brendan Speltz, violin; Pierre Lapointe, viola; Brook Speltz, cello.
Within months of its inception in 2005, the ensemble came to the attention of key musical figures worldwide. Championed by the Emerson Quartet, the Escher String Quartet was invited by both Pinchas Zukerman and Itzhak Perlman to be the Quartet in Residence at each artist’s summer festival.
Currently, the String Quartet in Residence at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and Tuesday Musical in Akron, Ohio, the quartet fervently supports the education of young musicians and has given masterclasses at institutions such as the Royal Academy of Music in London and Campos do Jordão Music Festival in Brazil.
The Escher String Quartet takes its name from Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher, inspired by Escher’s method of interplay between individual components working together to form a whole.
Tickets are $25 advance, $5 more day of performance, youth 7-17 free with adult.
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or call 1-800-838-3006.
To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala.