Thursday, April 12, 2007

Sun Quartet at the Hillside Club, Berkeley

I've never heard the Sun Quartet, but based on their membership and the program, I'm looking forward to hearing them tonight, April 12, at the Hillside Club in Berkeley. Ian Swensen is a top-notch player whom I last heard at Music@Menlo, playing second violin in the Brahms Quintet; Anna Pressler is a member of the New Century Chamber Orchestra, an instant guarantee of excellence; Anna Kruger belongs to the Lark Quartet as well as the Sun; Andrew Luchansky has all sorts of great experience.

I love the program: Haydn's Emperor quartet, Carter's Elegy for string quartet, and, finally, the monumental Brahms Piano Quintet.

It's tonight, Thursday, April 12, at Berkeley's Hillside Club, which is on Cedar St. above Shattuck. $15, and a great bargain at that price.

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