Sunday, July 15, 3:00 p.m.
Cassett String Quartet
Ursula Oppens, Piano
Mark Peskanov, Violin
All French Program & each composer’s only work in this genre
Franck: Sonata for Violin & Piano (1886)
Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor, Opus 10 (1893)
Chausson: Concerto in D for Violin, Piano & String Quartet, Opus 21 (1891)
Lauded as one of America’s outstanding ensembles, the Cassatt String Quartet will once again join forces with pianist Ursula Oppens to present an all French program on Sunday afternoon – a rare opportunity to hear these composers’ only works in this genre. Joining Cassatt String Quartet will be Mark Peskanov, violin.
The Manhattan based Cassatt String Quartet was founded in 1985 when they served as the inaugural participants in Julliard’s Young Artists Quartet Program. Since then, they have found much success in the US and abroad, performing in such famed venues as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris and Maeda Hall in Tokyo.
Grammy Award nominated Ursula Oppens has been lauded by The New York Times, New Yorker Magazine and the Chicago Tribune for her sterling musicianship. She recently toured with Mark Morris Dance Group for “Mozart Dances,” appearing in Toronto, New Zealand, and at the Kennedy Center. Mark Peskanov is an award-winning violinist who has performed around the world as a soloist and with orchestras and chamber ensembles. He is executive and artistic director of Bargemusic and the Music Advisor to the Woodstock Mozart Festival in Illinois where he performs and conducts.