We’re thrilled to welcome back the acclaimed Takács Quartet, long-time friends of the Performing Arts Series and “one of the world’s greatest string quartets” (The New York Times) for their 27th appearance at Middlebury. For this unique collaborative concert, the Takács will be joined by Julien Labro, one of the foremost accordion and bandoneon players in both the classical and jazz worlds. His artistry, virtuosity, and creativity as a musician, composer, and arranger have earned him international acclaim. The quartet and Labro will perform works separately, then they will join forces to present the Vermont premieres of works co-commissioned by Middlebury by Brazilian-American composer Clarice Assad and Grammy-winner Bryce Dessner.
BRYCE DESSNER, “Circles” for bandoneón and string quartet *
JULIEN LABRO, Meditation #1 for bandoneón and string quartet *
SELECTED SOLO WORKS for bandoneón and accordina
RAVEL, String Quartet in F Major
CLARICE ASSAD, “Clash” for bandoneón and string quartet *
*New England premiere. Co-commissioned by Music Accord and the Middlebury Performing Arts Series.
This concert will also be streamed. Performance subject to change.
General Admission Tickets: (includes live performance and access to performance stream)
$25 General public | $20 Middlebury ID holders | $10 Youth (Under 21) | $5 Middlebury students
Streaming-only Tickets: $15 | $5 Middlebury students
48-hour access to the performance stream available starting Friday, April 22 at 7:30 PM ET.
Streaming ticket purchasing is only available until the start of the live performance.
About streaming and sound: Our streams are meant to capture the “sound in the room” without post-production sound editing. Bear in mind the sound quality will not compare to a studio recording.
The Middlebury Performing Arts Series co-commissioned the Dessner and Assad works through its membership in the national consortium Music Accord.
Full vaccinations and boosters (or valid medical or religious exemptions) and masks required.
If you have symptoms, or have been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 5 days, you may not attend arts events.
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- Sponsored by:
- Performing Arts Series