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Friday, April 12, 2024 7:30 PM // Rackham Auditorium

Takács Quartet

Performance
Takács Quartet by Amanda Tipton
 

The Takács Quartet, a perennial UMS favorite, returns with a program that nods to the natural world, opening with Haydn’s “Sunrise” quartet and closing with Beethoven’s second Razumovsky quartet, the slow movement of which was inspired by Beethoven’s contemplation of the starry sky. In between, the Quartet performs a new UMS co-commission by Nokuthula Endo Ngwenyama. Born in Los Angeles of Zimbabwean-Japanese parentage, Ngwenyama attended the Colburn School in Los Angeles and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, in addition to receiving a Master of Theological Studies degree from Harvard. Her new work, co-commissioned by UMS and a group of eight other presenters, brings a deep sense of awe and wonder to the quartet repertoire.

Explore program notes on Ngwenyama’s new work, Flow (PDF)

PROGRAM

Franz Joseph Haydn String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 76, No. 4 (“Sunrise”)
Nokuthula Ngwenyama flow (UMS co-commission)
Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet No. 8 in e minor, Op. 59, No. 2

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Friday, April 12, 2024 7:30 PM
Rackham Auditorium

Takács Quartet

Performance
Buy Tickets Buy Student Tickets
Starting at $30 (+ fees)
$12-20 student tickets available

The Takács Quartet, a perennial UMS favorite, returns with a program that nods to the natural world, opening with Haydn’s “Sunrise” quartet and closing with Beethoven’s second Razumovsky quartet, the slow movement of which was inspired by Beethoven’s contemplation of the starry sky. In between, the Quartet performs a new UMS co-commission by Nokuthula Endo Ngwenyama. Born in Los Angeles of Zimbabwean-Japanese parentage, Ngwenyama attended the Colburn School in Los Angeles and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, in addition to receiving a Master of Theological Studies degree from Harvard. Her new work, co-commissioned by UMS and a group of eight other presenters, brings a deep sense of awe and wonder to the quartet repertoire.

Explore program notes on Ngwenyama’s new work, Flow (PDF)

PROGRAM (Fri 4/12/2024: Rackham Auditorium)

Franz Joseph Haydn String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 76, No. 4 (“Sunrise”)
Nokuthula Ngwenyama flow (UMS co-commission)
Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet No. 8 in e minor, Op. 59, No. 2

Thank You to Our Sponsors

PERMANENTLY ENDOWED SUPPORT

  • Ilene H. Forsyth Chamber Arts Endowment Fund

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Takács Quartet
Rackham Auditorium
Starting at $30 (+ fees)
$12-20 student tickets available

CHOOSE A PERFORMANCE:

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Buy Student Tickets

Or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538

* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

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