Miriam Fried, Violin
Maria Ioudenitch, Violin
Zoë Martin-Doike, viola
Zhanbo Zheng, viola
Zlatomir Fung, cello
Ticket and Dining Package: $50
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Dining Package: You can make the concert a complete evening out when you purchase the concert/dining package for $50 per person. This convenient package comes complete with dinner in the Freehling Room before the performance in Bennett Gordon Hall. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.
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Mendelssohn: String Quintet No. 1
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 13 (with Grosse Fuge)
As often as alumni of Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute like violinists Tim Fain and Angelo Xiang Yu forge successful solo paths—such momentous artists as jazz bassist Linda May Han Oh, pianist Yuja Wang, and soprano Nadine Sierra dazzled from the Pavilion stage just this past summer—others turn the connections they made at the conservatory into professional chamber ensembles, such as the Aizuri Quartet and the Brown-Urioste-Canellakis Trio. Each spring for nearly two decades, a new ensemble of alumni has gone on tour under the directorship of renowned violinist Miriam Fried to share the richness of its synchrony of strings from coast to coast, and in recent years has even given performances and master classes in Cuba. The program by Musicians from RSMI, kicking off the 2018 tour, features one of Beethoven’s monumental “late quartets”—the 13th, representing several hallmarks of his artistic legacy, from its convention-shattering structure to its stark contrasts of tempos, humor-filled and lyrical diversions, and deeply affecting Great Fugue finale. Mendelssohn’s First String Quintet, which fuses the expressive fugal forces of late Beethoven and Bach with the composer’s own characteristic harmony, forms the other half of the program.