The Paris based Modigliani Quartet is a regular guest of the world’s top venues and finest string quartet and chamber music series. In 2014, the Modigliani Quartet became Artistic Directors of the Rencontres Musicales d’Evian, a festival created in 1976 by Antoine Riboud and made famous through its former legendary artistic director Mstislav Rostropovich. The joint efforts of the Evian Resort and the Modigliani Quartet achieved immediate success and the festival has now become again one of Europe’s major and most publicized Summer musical events.
“One of today’s best quartets in the world … Balance, transparency, symphonic comprehension, confident style, their performance reached a very high and inspiring level.” — Harald Eggbrecht in Süddeutsche Zeitung
DATE: Saturday, March 28, 2020, 4:00pm
LOCATION: Southern Theatre
Witold Lutoslawski: Dance Preludes
Leonard Bernstein: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Philippe Gaubert: Fantasie for Clarinet and Piano
Carlos Guastavino: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Aaron Copland: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Clarinetist Anthony McGill is one of classical music’s most recognizable and brilliantly multifaceted figures. He serves as the principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic — that orchestra’s first African-American principal player — and maintains a dynamic international solo and chamber music career.
Anna Polonsky made her solo piano debut at the age of seven at the Special Central Music School in Moscow, Russia, and emigrated to the United States in 1990. She is a recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and the Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Award.
“McGill showed a whimsical, rhapsodic wit, and was able to paint in numerous hues, evoking both intimacy and distance.” – New York Classical Review
“Pianist Anna Polonsky was delicate of touch but strong of character. Hers was a virtually flawless performance, with just the right sense of melodic flow and balanced grace. “– The New York Sun