Brentano String Quartet
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 27
Brentano String Quartet, ensemble-in-residence at Princeton University, returns for the second season of the Center for the Performing Arts presentation of the complete string quartets by Ludwig van Beethoven. “Make no mistake: the Brentanos are a magnificent string quartet,” writes a reviewer for The Times of London. “Their music making is private, delicate, and fresh,” observes a New York Times critic, “but by its very intimacy and importance it seizes attention.” Violinists Mark Steinberg and Serena Canin and violist Misha Amory founded the quartet in 1992. Cellist Nina Lee joined six years later. The program includes the quartets in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2; E-flat Major, Op. 74, Harp; and F Major, Op. 135.
Nina C. Brown Endowment
7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, February 25
The Nittany Lion Inn Board Room
The public is invited to a Salon Evening that features Brentano String Quartet introducing each of the movements of Beethoven’s Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74, Harp. Charles Youmans, associate professor of musicology at Penn State, moderates and lends insight. A question-and-answer session is included.
Strings Master Class
10 a.m. Tuesday, February 26
Music Building I Esber Recital Hall
The public is invited to observe a Brentano String Quartet master class for Penn State School of Music string students. Professor of Music James Lyon leads the two-hour session.