Join us on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 7:30 pm to hear a performance by the Bennewitz Quartet. Based in the Czech Republic, the quartet is performing for us during their 2023 North American tour.

The Bennewitz Quartet is represented in North America by Shupp Artists.


Program

Composer Work Catalog Year
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Quartet in C Major K. 157 1772
Leoš Janáček String Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters” 1928
Intermission
Antonín Dvořák String Quartet No. 13 in G major Op. 106 1895


About the Artists

Jakub Fišer, violin ∙ Štěpán Ježek, violin ∙ Jiří Pinkas, viola ∙ Štěpán Doležal, cello
Credit: Kamil Ghais

Founded by four young musicians in 1998 at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, the Bennewitz Quartet was named after the famous Czech violinist and teacher Antonin Bennewitz (1833-1926), and established its reputation by winning two leading chamber music competitions – the Osaka (2005) and the Premio Paolo Borciani (2008).

“The Bennewitz will soon have established itself at the very top of the international quartet world” wrote the Stuttgarter Zeitung, while the Frankfurter Allgemeine raved that “…the music was remarkable not just for the clarity of structure, but for the beautiful tone palette and purity of intonation in its execution. Only very rarely does one experience such skillfully crafted and powerful harmonies … Great art!”

About the Concert

Our concerts take place at a private home in southern Rhode Island, near the village of Wakefield. The address is 103 North Road, Wakefield RI 02879. Driving time from Providence, Newport, Westerly, and southeastern Connecticut is under an hour. An Amtrak station is only 10 minutes drive from the venue.

Map and Directions

This performance begins at 7:30 pm. One hour before the performance, join us for a discussion about the music on the program. After the performance, you’ll have an opportunity to meet the artists and learn about their backgrounds, interests, and career plans.

Reservations

If you’d like to attend this concert, send an email to craig@corememorymusic.com with the full name of each guest in your party. If seating is available, we’ll confirm your reservation. If you have a confirmed reservation and a member of your party decides not to attend, please let us know so another guest can take their place.

The suggested contribution is $50 per person but any amount is welcome. Contributions are collected at the door. We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards.

IMPORTANT: As a precaution, we’d like everyone attending this concert to be fully vaccinated and symptom-free. Masks are optional at this time.

Seating capacity for this concert: 20



Name Role Email Count
Comerford, Mark guest mcomerford@math.uri.edu 34
Maynard, Craig host chmaynard@me.com 71
Moorehead, Keith volunteer kmoorehead40o@gmail.com 13
Total: 3