Watch: The Blair String Quartet Celebrates Mendelssohn

The BLAIR SIGNATURE SERIES presents an Oct. 30, 2009, performance, “The Blair String Quartet Celebrates Mendelssohn.”

Christian Teal, violin; Cornelia Heard, violin; John Kochanowski, viola; Felix Wang, cello. With guest artists The Ceruti Quartet.

The Blair String Quartet brings together two of the finest quartets for a celebration the 200th anniversary of the birth of Felix Mendelssohn. The Ceruti Quartet will join the Blair for a performance of the incredible Octet, Op.20, composed when Mendelssohn was sixteen years old, but considered one of the great works in musical history. The Ceruti Quartet, currently in residence at the University of Memphis, will perform another short Mendelssohn work, the Quartet, Op. 81, as well as the Samuel Barber String Quartet with its famous ” Molto adagio” movement. The program opens with Beethoven’s exciting Quartet in C Minor, Op.18, No.4.

Sponsored by Delphine and Ken Roberts in honor of Norma Gandy, Operations Officer, Blair School of Music.