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New Esterházy Quartet announces its 10th Season (San Fran Bay Area, CA)

The New Esterházy Quartet announces its Tenth Season. Four programs will focus on Haydn, his friend Mozart, and his student Beethoven, each presented three times in the San Francisco Bay Area: Fridays in Berkeley, Saturdays in San Francisco, and Sundays in Palo Alto.

September 16–18:Padre, Guida, Amico (Haydn Opp 17/4 & 77/2, Mozart K169 & K575)—completing our cycle of Mozart's mature quartets
November 25–28: Haydn & His Students IX—completing our cycle of Beethoven's mature quartets with Op 59/2
January 6–8: At the Opera III—completing our cycle of Mozart's da Ponte operas with a contemporary arrangement of Cosi fan tutte for string quartet
March 24–26: Haydn Concertos & Military Symphony—introducing entirely new repertoire and instrumentation, with Karen Rosenak, fortepiano and Jonathan Impett, keyed trumpet

The Ninth Season winds up with a program of Viola Quintets from Haydn's Circle (with violist Robert Mealy) April 1–3 and From Bohemia's Fields and Groves, featuring music of Dvořák and Smetana's Second Quartet May 27–29. For details, please visit the website at


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