Winter Festival: Quartet Panorama

Escher Quartet

Sunday, March 10, 2024, 3:00 PM at Alice Tully Hall
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Our Winter Festival presents four spectacular ensembles whose artistry is lighting the way for the next generation of string quartets.

Like the Beethoven cycle, Bartók’s six quartets constitute a compelling and comprehensive journey through the composer’s creative and personal life. Hearing them in a single evening is a rare gift. The Escher Quartet’s searing intensity and explosive virtuosity provide an awe-inspiring conclusion to this season’s Winter Festival.


  • Bartók Quartet No. 1 for Strings, BB 52 (1908–09)
  • Bartók Quartet No. 2 for Strings, BB 75 (1914–17)
  • Bartók Quartet No. 3 for Strings, BB 93 (1927)
  • Bartók Quartet No. 4 for Strings, BB 95 (1928)
  • Bartók Quartet No. 5 for Strings, BB 110 (1934)
  • Bartók Quartet No. 6 for Strings, BB 119 (1939)

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