While this quartet was formed in Italy in 2014, Christopher Whitley, Kumiko Sakamoto, Luis Bellorin, and Titilayo Ayangade have since played all over the world. Named after one of the nine Muses of Greek mythology, the group loves to bring timeless music to audiences from all works of life. They are just off of a stint as quartet-in-residence at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and were recently named Young Professional String Quartet at the Butler School of Music.
Enhanced Experience: Enjoy a free, light reception beginning one hour prior to the performance.
Sponsored by Pope Brown Foundation
Mar 27, 2019 @ 8:00PM
On Sale Tier 1 price: 40.00 Tier 2 price: 30.00 Tier 3 price: 20.00
The Thalea String Quartet prides itself on the diversity of its collaborations. They have performed Mendelssohn’s Octet in its original manuscript form with the award-winning Borromeo Quartet and shared the stage with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw in performances of works for voice and string quartet. They have performed alongside Geoff Nuttall of the St. Lawrence String Quartet, violist Jodi Levitz, and composer Mason Bates. They were invited to participate in the 2017 KRONOS Festival, where they performed works from the Kronos Quartet’s “5 for the Future” Project. Committed to collaborating with artists of all backgrounds, the Thalea String Quartet recently collaborated with San Francisco-based dance theatre company the Joe Goode Performance Group at the Yerba Buena Center and appeared with acclaimed Canadian band BADBADNOTGOOD at the iconic Massey Hall. The Thalea Quartet has been fortunate to have been mentored by members of the Juilliard, Kronos, Takács, Pacifica and Danish String Quartets. During their multiple residencies at the Banff Centre they worked with Gilbert Kalish, Mark Steinberg, Alasdair Tait, and the JACK and Miró Quartets.