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Winter – Spring 2022

Escher String Quartet & Rabinovich

Escher Quartet with Roman Rabinovich

Violins, viola, cello, piano

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
7:30 PM
 
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The Escher Quartet, featuring Adam Barnett-Hart (violin), Brendan Speltz (violin), Pierre Lapointe (viola), and Brook Speltz (cello), has received acclaim for its profound musical insight and rare tonal beauty. Former BBC New Generation Artists, the Quartet has performed in London at the BBC Proms at Cadogan Hall and is a regular guest at Wigmore Hall. In its hometown of New York City, the ensemble serves as Season Artists of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. The Quartet has made a distinctive impression internationally with recent debuts in Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Geneva, Tel Aviv, and Paris. The ensemble continues to thrive in the United States as well, performing at the Aspen Music Festival, Bowdoin Music Festival, and the Ravinia and Caramoor festivals. For their Zemlinsky String Quartet recordings (2013-2014), the ensemble earned the “Classical CD of the Year” from The Guardian and a nomination for a BBC Music Magazine Award. Currently the String Quartet in Residence at Southern Methodist University, the Quartet fervently supports the education of young musicians. The Escher Quartet takes its name from the Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher, inspired by Escher’s method of interplay between individual components working together to form a whole.

Roman Rabinovich, who has been praised by The New York Times for his “uncommon sensitivity and feeling,” is the winner of the 12th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition. He has performed throughout Europe and the United States in such prestigious venues as Wigmore Hall (London), the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Cité de la Musique (Paris), Lincoln Center (New York), and the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage (Washington, DC). In addition to his talents as a performer, Mr. Rabinovich is also a composer and visual artist. In the summer of 2016, he embarked upon the Haydn Project, recitals of Haydn’s complete keyboard sonatas at the Bath Festival in the United Kingdom, and partial cycles at the Lammermuir Festival in Scotland and ChamberFest Cleveland. Through 2020-21, during the global pandemic, Mr. Rabinovich and his wife, violinist Diana Cohen, gave a very successful series of free weekly concerts from their front yard in Calgary.


Check out more on the artists –

Escher Quartet Official Website »

Roman Rabinovich Official Website »



Contact

Brandon Fleischer
Assistant Director
Outreach Programming and Events
The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue, Box 164
New York, NY 10065


Attendance Policy

The Rockefeller University will update its attendance policy to reflect the guidance of medical and public health experts. The health and safety of our audience is of the utmost importance to us. Information will be sent before all concerts, reminding patrons of the university’s COVID-19 policy and noting any changes.

In-person Attendance:

  • In-person registration is open to the general public. Attendance requires attestation of full vaccination and a face covering to be worn for the duration of the event. The university asks that all concert-goers maintain social distancing whenever possible while inside the venue.

Virtual Attendance:

  • Open to all at no cost.
  • Registration can be completed from any computer or mobile device.
  • Following registration, a link to view the concert via webcast will be sent in advance of the performance.