By PAM HARBAUGH
Music lovers get it all Friday when the world-acclaimed Brentano String Quartet comes to Brevard Friday for a performance with pianist Thomas Sauer.
The performance, presented by the Melbourne Chamber Music Society, will feature music by classical Austrian composer Joseph Haydn (String Quartet Op. 50 #4), modern Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich (String Quartet #14 in F# major, Op. 142) and modern English composer Edward Elgar (Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84).
These MCMS concerts are among the most sophisticated arts programming in Brevard County. Whether your interests are primarily dance, visual arts or theater, you really should go to one of these concerts. They expand your horizon, which is always a good thing.
Here are some facts about the artists:
The Brentano String Quartet has performed the world over in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Library of Congress, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, and the Sydney Opera House. The Quartet has participated in summer festivals such as Aspen, the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, the Edinburgh Festival, the Kuhmo festival in Finland, the Taos School of Music, and the Caramoor Festival.
Pianist Thomas Sauer performed recently at Carnegie Hall and has collaborated with violinist, Midori, cellist and the Juilliard String Quartet. He is a faculty member at Vassar College and Mannes College and is director of the Mannes Beethoven Institute.
The concert begins 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 2030 N. A1A, Indialantic, FL. Tickets are only $35 and there’s not a bad seat in the hall. Student tickets are $10. Call 321-213-5100 or click here.