German Aris Quartett are Rising Stars this year and will perform Schulhoff, Shostakovich and Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.
Saturday 20 February 2021 16.00Ends approximately 18.00
Rising Stars is a unique and forward-looking collaboration between 22 of Europe’s leading concert halls, all members of the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO). Six young musicians and ensembles from various countries are selected each year and given the opportunity to tour the concert halls and perform before international audiences.
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear tomorrow’s classical music stars today. Experience shows that those who are selected as Rising Stars also have internationally successful careers. This year’s Rising Stars will be presented during an intensive weekend of chamber music at Konserthuset Stockholm.
Aris Quartett, nominated by Konzerthaus Dortmund & Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, formed in Frankfurt am Main in 2009. The quartet has positioned itself as an exciting young ensemble; they have performed on stages such as Wigmore Hall in London, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Musikverein in Vienna.
In the summer of 1960, Dmitri Shostakovich visited the city of Dresden for the first time after the bombs of World War II. Deeply moved by what he saw, in just three days he composed a string quartet in memory of the victims of fascism and the war. He filled this piece with musical quotations from his own works. The circumstances surrounding the composition of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s third string quartet were significantly less dramatic. He began composing it as a newlywed on his honeymoon in 1838 and dedicated the piece to the Swedish Crown Prince Oscar I.
The programme also includes a suite of five pieces by Czech composer Erwin Schulhoff from 1924, each of which is dedicated to a dance – the Viennese Waltz, Serenade, Folk Music, Tango and Tarantella. We will also hear a performance of a new composition by Misato Mochizuki, who was born in Tokyo in 1969 and is active as a composer in Europe and North America.
The musicApproximate times
Misato Mochizuki New Work10 min
Dmitry Shostakovich String Quartet No. 820 min
Franz Schubert String Quartet in G major op 16153 min
- Aris Quartet