Internationally Renowned Szymanowski Quartet in Concert
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The last date listed for Szymanowski Quartet was Friday February 17, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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An all-star lineup -- including David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Money Mark, Joshua Redman, Sinkane and the legendary Lijadu Sisters of Nigeria in their first live performance in 30 years -- takes the stage at the Greek to perform the futuristic, synth-heavy electronic music of elusive Nigerian artist William Onyeabor. The evening begins with a DJ set by special guest Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie). Onyeabor self-released eight nearly impossible-to-find albums between 1978 and 1985 in Nigeria, but after becoming a born-again Christian turned his back on his work and refused to speak about it for nearly three decades. Last year, after a five-year odyssey to track down Onyeabor and secure his permission to release his music, the Luaka Bop label issued World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? The album was named one of Time magazine's top ten albums of the year and Pitchfork's Best Reissue of the Year 2013. Even now, after the album's enormous success, the artist's life story remains a mystery -- and he seems content to keep it that way. Learn More
Quotes & Highlights
“The Szymanowski Quartet electrified the air with a sizzling performance of choice quartet repetory.” — San Diego Union-Tribune
“Able to create a tension throughout the room before having played the first note” (Frankfurter Rundschau_), this spectacular quartet creates a sensation wherever it goes. They return to the romantic warmth of the Pompeian Room for “vibrant and wonderfully focused performances” (_The Guardian) of masterworks by Mendelssohn (Cappriccio in e, Op. 81 No. 3), Beethoven (Op. 59 No. 2), and Bach.
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