March 12, 2023, 7 p.m.
Dirk Mommertz, piano; Erika Geldsetzer, violin
Sascha Frömbling, viola; Konstantin Heidrich, cello
Celebrating its 27th anniversary, the Fauré Piano Quartett has established itself as one of the world’s premier piano quartets, visionary in its approach and highly regarded for its experiments and insights into undiscovered repertoire. The ensemble has distinguished itself with groundbreaking recordings of music by Mozart, Brahms, Mahler, R. Strauss along with popular songs by Peter Gabriel and Steely Dan, and the first-ever recording in a rare transcription of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Of their performance, the Toronto Star wrote, “The communication between the four performers was as beautiful to watch as their music was satisfying to hear. This quartet thinks and breathes as one, focused on a singular, clear vision for their music making.” Award-winning opera, concert and recording star extraordinaire, Frederica von Stade joins the Fauré Quartett for her MAKM debut in a performance of four romantic songs by Gabriel Fauré, newly arranged by Zakarias Grafilo.
**Music at Kohl live debut
New Arrangement by ZAKARIAS GRAFILO
Clair de Lune, Les Berceaux, Notre Amour, Mandoline
Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major,
Op. 87, B. 162
Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26