The GREAT Danes are back! This concert kicks off an ambitious 4-year international commissioning project, Doppelgänger, which pairs world premieres from four renowned composers — Bent Sørensen, Lotta Wennäkoski, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and Thomas Adès — with four major works from the chamber music repertoire of Franz Schubert. Each season, the Danish String Quartet will perform a world premiere on a program with its doppelgänger — the Schubert quartet or quintet that inspired it. The VRS is delighted to be a co-commissioner of the Doppelgänger project.
SCHUBERT: Quartet No. 15 in G major, D. 887
BENT SØRENSEN: Doppelgänger
SCHUBERT: Doppelgänger. Lied arranged for string quartet by DSQ
“It’s no easy matter for a string quartet to acquire that rock-star vibe, especially for an ensemble that still keeps one foot firmly planted in the traditional chamber repertoire. But the Danish String Quartet has it, making the group’s every local appearance a special event.” — San Francisco Chronicle
Ticket prices: A: $85 B: $60 C: $25
Concert Sponsor: Joyce & Tony