Phillips Collection: Isidore Quartet
In person: $45 ($25 member)
Stream: $15 ($10 member)
Benjamin Britten — String Quartet No. 2 in C major, Op. 36
Felix Mendelssohn — String Quartet No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 44, No. 3
Since their inception in 2019, the Isidore Quartet has won the 2022 Banff International String Quartet Competition, had residencies at Southern Methodist University, and performed across the US and Europe. They recently received the Avery Fisher Career Grant, cementing their place as a young quartet on the rise. They are named after the renowned violinist Isidore Cohen, who was a member of the Juilliard Quartet and later the Beaux Arts Trio. Continuing the charge of the Juilliard Quartet, the Isidore Quartet's program at the Phillips reflects their shared mission of "approaching the established as if it were new, and the new as if it were firmly established."
They begin their program with Henri Dutilleux's Ainsi la nuit ("Thus the Night"), a work commissioned for the Juilliard Quartet. They continue with another critical work of the 20th Century, Benjamin Britten's String Quartet No. 2, and conclude with Felix Mendelssohn's inventive String Quartet No.5 in E-flat major.
This event will be broadcast live from the Music Room on March 24 at 4pm Eastern. All registered ticket holders will receive a link directing them to a livestream webpage where the performance can be accessed. Ticket holders will be able to watch this performance "On Demand" for 48 hours following the broadcast time.
About Isidore String Quartet
Winners of the 14th Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2022, the New York City-based Isidore String Quartet was formed in 2019 with a vision to revisit, rediscover, and reinvigorate the repertory. The quartet is heavily influenced by the Juilliard String Quartet and the idea of "approaching the established as if it were new, and the new as if it were firmly established."
The members of the quartet are violinists Adrian Steele and Phoenix Avalon, violist Devin Moore, and cellist Joshua McClendon.