Sunday, April 11, 2021 – 7 pm PDT
& Thursday, April 15, 2021, 6 pm PDT
(Virtual Broadcast)

The Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet first came to professional prominence in the early 1990s during their years as resident quartet of Jesup, Iowa, a farm town of 2000 people. The quartet now occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today’s world. Artists-in-residence at the Eastman School of Music, the Quartet is a favorite of Music at Kohl audiences and returns to us for the first time in four years.

Please note: If you have already purchased your tickets, check your email for the concert link on the morning of the concert. (If you don’t see the email, check your spam folder. Call the Concert Day Hotline at (510) 463-1054 or email for help.) Scroll down for viewing info.

Click here for printable Concert Program Notes.

Viewing the Concert:

  • The concert is viewable on computer, phone, or tablet with internet connection via a unique link emailed to ticket buyers on the morning of the concert.
  • The link will take viewers to YouTube Live.
  • Tune in 30 minutes early to watch an interview with the Ying Quartet musicians, and Kai Christiansen’s Pre-Concert Talk. The interview and talk begin (6:30 pm PST on 4/11, and 5:30 pm PST on 4/15).
  • If you need help, please call the Concert Day Hotline at (510) 463-1054 or email with your telephone number and a member of our team will call you back.
  • For more information about how to view the broadcast, click here.
  • You may view or print the concert program and notes here.
Enjoy the concert experience!


String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat Major, Op. 127

“Italian Serenade”