Beethoven for All: Axiom String Quartet
- November 04, 2017
University of St. Thomas – Cullen Hall
4001 Mt. Vernon
As part of their Beethoven For All series, Da Camera of Houston presents Axiom String Quartet in a free concert, Saturday, November 4 at 7:30pm at Cullen Hall on the University of St. Thomas campus.
The Quartet will perform Beethoven’s String Quartet in F. Major, Op 59 No. 1.
Dominika Dancewicz, violin
Ingrid Gerling, violin
Nina Bledsoe, viola
Patrick Moore, cello
The Axiom Quartet is a dynamic and passionate professional ensemble based in Houston. The group is known for creating and performing programs that mix classical string quartet repertoire, classical transcriptions, new compositions, and popular rock, electronic, indie, jazz and pop genres. In 2017 Axiom was named Quartet-In-Residence at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX. Violinist Ingrid Gerling is an alumni of Da Camera’s Young Artist Program.
Beethoven For All:
Da Camera celebrates its 30th anniversary season “No Place Like Home” with Beethoven For All, the complete Beethoven string quartet cycle in free concerts throughout the 2017-18 season. This initiative takes inspiration from the Beethoven cycle performed by the Juilliard Quartet during Da Camera’s first season in 1988–89. Performances of all 17 of these Beethoven masterpieces will take place in a variety of venues, from museums and performance halls to schools and hospitals. Get updates on social media: #beethovenforall.
“We are thrilled to celebrate Da Camera’s 30th year with this auspicious gift back to the community,” says Sarah Rothenberg, Da Camera artistic and general director. “Beethoven’s string quartets continue to move us with their extraordinary power — they express, as only music can, an enormous range of human emotions in a remarkably personal way, as though Beethoven is speaking directly to us, about ourselves. The quartets have been a great inspiration to me throughout my own life, and I am excited to share this experience with so many Houstonians.”