Feb 27, 2016 2:00 pm
Library of Congress, Coolidge Auditorium, Washington, DC, United States/More Info

6:30 PM - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)

with the Artists

The Juilliard String Quartet (JSQ) has performed at the Library in an astonishing 67 of its 70 years. From its first appearance here in December 1948, our audiences have experienced the fiercely energetic, committed music-making that has been a signature of this eminent quartet since its founding. We celebrate a shared history encompassing hundreds of memorable Library concerts and an important partnership in fostering new music. The JSQ has demonstrated an enviable mastery of the music of major figures like Henri Dutilleux and Elliott Carter, whose first quartet they perform in this program. It is not too soon to apply the term “legendary.”