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Jerusalem Quartet with Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth

  • First Congregational Church 2345 Channing Way Berkeley, CA, 94704 United States (map)

The Jerusalem Quartet, known for stirring and passionate renditions of the most beloved repertoire, is joined by the star husband-and-wife duo of Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth, for a special program of rarely heard string sextets. Each work here is bursting with dramatic power and evocative imagery, from the searingly intense opening of Strauss' last opera, Capriccio; to Schoenberg's richly chromatic symphonic poem Verklärte Nacht; to Tchaikovsky's sunny reminiscences of the Italian countryside, Souvenir de Florence. "Tonally, Forsyth's bronze is a perfect match for Zukerman's gold, while the nature of their personal relationship spills over in communicative music-making of enormous intimacy" (Limelight Magazine).

R. STRAUSS

String Sextet from Capriccio

SCHOENBERG

Verklärte Nacht
(Transfigured Night), Op. 4

TCHAIKOVSKY

String Sextet in D minor,
Op. 70, Souvenir de Florence