On Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 7:30PM in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Yale School of Music launches the sixth season of the acclaimed YALE IN NEW YORK series with a farewell concert to one of the great quartets of the last half-century: the Tokyo String Quartet, who will retire in July 2013.
The Tokyo String Quartet—which for the past 43 years has captivated audiences and critics with “rock-solid ensemble playing and immaculate, razor-edged precision” (The Washington Post)—has been in residence at the Yale School of Music since 1977. Yale in New York celebrates this longstanding relationship with a heartwarming send-off that pays tribute to their reign as one of the world’s finest chamber ensembles, while also honoring their legacy as educators.
With a program that connects multiple generations of performers and mentorship, the Tokyo String Quartet invites Yale friends and colleagues to the stage: the Jasper String Quartet, an "impressive young ensemble" (The New York Times) whom the Tokyo Quartet mentored during their many years at Yale, joins them for the Mendelssohn Octet in E-flat major; and violistEttore Causa, Yale’s newest string faculty member, joins them in Mozart's Quintet in C major. The Tokyo String Quartet will also perform Anton Webern's Five Movements for string quartet.
Tickets at $15–$25 can be purchased at the Carnegie Hall box office (57th Street and 7th Ave.), by calling CarnegieCharge at212/247-7800, or at www.carnegiehall.org. Student and senior discounts are available.