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Chamber Series brings stellar, world-renowned classical artists to Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents three incredible classical music concerts in Samueli Theater as part of its Chamber music series: Takács Quartet with Marc-André Hamelin on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024 at 7:30 p.m., Schumann Quartet on Friday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Sir Stephen Hough and Castalian Quartet on Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. These three performances are wonderful opportunities to witness world-class musical talents perform beautiful and timeless pieces in an intimate setting, making for lovely evening outings this new year.

Tickets starting at $39 for all three performances are available for purchase online by clicking here, in person at 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, or by phone at 714.556.2787. For group sales, call 714.755.0236.

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Takács Quartet with Marc-André Hamelin on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Center favorite Takács Quartet is returning to Samueli Theater for a luminous performance with award-winning pianist Marc-André Hamelin.

This world-renowned quartet is known for the vitality of its interpretations. They are the first-string quartet ever to be inducted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame, and in their 48th year as an ensemble, they recently won their 4th Gramophone Classical Music Award for Chamber Music in 2021.

Takács Quartet is comprised of Edward Dusinberre on violin, Harumi Rhodes on violin, Richard O’Neill on viola and András Fejér on cello.

Pianist Marc-André Hamelin, no stranger to our music-loving audience, is known worldwide for his unrivaled blend of consummate musicianship and brilliant technique in the great works of the established repertoire.

chamber series Schumann Quartet

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Schumann Quartet on Friday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

The Schumann Quartet, a German ensemble, consists of three brothers – Erik, Ken and Mark Schumann – and violist Veit Hertenstein.

Having been playing together since their earliest childhood, the musicians enjoy the way they communicate without words. Although the individual personalities clearly manifest themselves, a common space arises in every musical work, creating one cohesive sound for the group. It’s no surprise that the Schumann Quartet has a special connection that audiences and critics savor.

The ensemble’s openness and curiosity make for a thrilling and unforgettable experience for the audience. “A work really develops only in a live performance,” the quartet said. “That is ‘the real thing,’ because we ourselves never know what will happen. On the stage, all imitation disappears, and you automatically become honest with yourself. Then you can create a bond with the audience – communicate with it in music.”

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Sir Stephen Hough and Castalian Quartet on Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Great artists from Great Britain make for a dynamic evening of chamber music when the brilliant pianist and composer Sir Stephen Hough joins the Castalian Quartet.

Named by The Economist as one of Twenty Living Polymaths, Hough combines a distinguished career and a longstanding international following as a pianist with those of composer and writer. He is the first classical performer to be awarded a MacArthur Fellowship and only classical pianist to be knighted this century. One of the most distinctive artists of his generation, Hough’s awe-inspiring range and command is even more astonishing live, worthy of every superlative that he’s been given.

Since its formation in 2011, the London-based Castalian Quartet has distinguished itself as one of the most dynamic, sophisticated young string quartets performing today. Appointed the inaugural Hans Keller String Quartet in Residence at the Oxford University Faculty of Music in 2021, they are also the recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s 2019 Young Artists Award. Musicianship of the highest order is guaranteed when Hough and the Castalian Quartet combine for this exquisite performance.

Upcoming productions in the Chamber Series, spring 2024 at Samueli Theater at Segerstrom Center for the Arts:

–Bennewitz Quartet, Arsentiy Kharitonov on April 5, 2024

–Ébène Quartet on April 22, 2024

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is located to 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

For more information about Segerstrom Center for the Arts, go to www.scfta.org.

 

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