Telegraph Quartet: Morris Museum’s Lot of Strings Music Festival
Thursday, Jul 11 2024, 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT. copy to my calendar, iCal export
Morris Museum 6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960, United States (map)

The award-winning Telegraph Quartet, described by The New York Times as being “full of elegance and pinpoint control,” is presented by the Morris Museum, as part of its Lot of Strings Music Festival and annual Back Deck outdoor concert series. The Bay Area ensemble will perform works shaped by a mix of personal relationships, cultural experiences, and stylistic adventurousness: Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat Major, Op. 18 No. 6 (1798-1800), Kenji Bunch’s String Quartet No. 3 (2017), and Antonin Dvořák’s String Quartet No. 14 in A-flat Major, Op. 105 B. 193 (1895).

The Telegraph Quartet has performed in New York City’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, San Francisco’s Herbst Theatre, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s Chamber Masters Series, and at festivals including the Chautauqua Institute, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, and the Emilia Romagna Festival. They have collaborated with pianists Leon Fleisher and Simone Dinnerstein; cellists Norman Fischer and Bonnie Hampton; violinist Ian Swensen; composer-vocalist Theo Bleckmann; St. Lawrence Quartet, and the Henschel Quartett. A fervent champion of 20th- and 21st-century repertoire, the Telegraph Quartet has premiered works by John Harbison, Osvaldo Golijov, Robert Sirota, and Richard Festinger. In 2018 the Quartet released its debut album, Into the Light, featuring works by Anton Webern, Benjamin Britten, and Leon Kirchner on the Centaur label. The Telegraph Quartet released its new album, 20th Century Vantage Points: Divergent Paths––which features Ravel’s renowned quartet and Schoenberg’s first quartet––on August 25 via Azica Records.