String Quartet in D Major op.20 no.4 (28’)
Franz Haydn (1732-1809)
1. Allegro di Molto
2. Un poco Adagio Affettuoso
3. Allegro alla zingarese
4. Presto scherzando
Caroline Shaw (1982-)
String Quartet F Major Op.59 no.1
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
2. Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando
3. Adagio molto e mesto
4. “Thème Russe” Allegro
Shanghai Quartet’s second engagement features notable classical compositions alongside a cutting-edge contemporary work. The world-class chamber ensemble performs a mysterious work by Caroline Shaw, a lively piece by Antonín Dvořák, and a majestic string quartet by Ludwig van Beethoven.
The Shanghai Quartet is the quartet-in-residence at Montclair State University’s Cali School of Music.
Programs in Peak Performances’ 2019-20 season are made possible in part by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.