Sunday, April 13, 2025, 7 p.m.

Alexandra Kazovsky and Gershon Gerchikov, violin; Jan Grüning, viola; Amit Even-Tov, cello

6:00 PM – Pre-concert talk by Christopher Costanza, Cellist of the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Artist in Residence, Lecturer, Stanford University

7:00 PM – Concert

9:00 PM – Celebrate with a complimentary glass of wine and dessert!

About the Ariel Quartet

Distinguished by its virtuosity, probing musical insight, and impassioned, fiery performances, the Ariel Quartet has garnered critical praise worldwide for more than twenty years. Formed when the members were just teenagers studying at the Jerusalem Academy Middle School of Music and Dance in Israel, the Ariel was named a recipient of the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, granted by Chamber Music America in recognition of artistic achievement and career support.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2023, the Quartet serves as the Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), where they direct the chamber music program and present a concert series, in addition to maintaining a busy touring schedule in the U.S. and abroad. Recent highlights include the Ariel Quartet’s sold-out Carnegie Hall debut, a series of performances at Lincoln Center together with pianist Inon Barnatan and the Mark Morris Dance Group, as well as the release of a Brahms and Bartók album for Avie Records. In 2020, the Ariel gave the U.S. premiere of the Quintet for Piano and Strings by Daniil Trifonov, with the composer as pianist.

The Quartet has dedicated much of its artistic energy and musical prowess to the groundbreaking Beethoven quartets and has performed the complete Beethoven cycle on six occasions throughout the U.S. and Europe. Over the years, the Quartet has collaborated with an array of international musicians including the legendary Menahem Pressler, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, violinist Itzhak Perlman, and pianists Orion Weiss and Jeremy Denk. Among its many awards, the Ariel Quartet won the Gold Medal and Grand Prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

Program

Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80
Lera Auerbach: String Quartet No. 3, “Cetera Desunt”
Benjamin Britten: String Quartet No. 2 in C Major, Op. 36

Tickets

Single tickets will go on sale August 15.

Ticket Pricing: $62 (adult), $60 (senior, 62+) and $30 (age 30 and under). To purchase tickets, call the Box Office at (650) 762-1130 or order online.

Venue Details

Music at Kohl Mansion, 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame, CA.

All programs subject to change.

PROGRAM

Felix Mendelssohn
String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80

Lera Auerbach
String Quartet No. 3, Cetera Desunt

Benjamin Britten
String Quartet No. 2 in C Major, Op. 36

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