Takacs Quartet
Takacs Quartet Tickets

Takacs Quartet Tickets

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage, Santa Monica
Nov 17, 2023 - Nov 17, 2023

About Takacs Quartet

After a sold-out appearance in 2023, audience favorite The Takács Quartet returns to BroadStage with an exquisite program of Haydn, Beethoven, and a newly commissioned work from LA native and accomplished violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama as part of the California Festival. Ngwenyama’s “flow,” composed for Takács Quartet, is a meditation on the theme of climate change. The composer says, “We, as biological creatures, flow through life. Conversely, the flow of existence is temporarily housed in all living creatures each generation. Everything in nature flows and develops through time. Individual consciousness is a small part of all collectively lived experience. When the Takacs Quartet asked me to write them a piece about the natural world, I researched seasonal starling murmurations, black hole collisions, protein music (convertine protein sequences or genes to musical notes), Sars-Covid-2 Omicron and “Kraken” variants, peat fields as nature’s gift to carbon reclamation, and madagascar lemur song and rhythms.” Known for innovative programming and virtuosic musicianship, The Takács Quartet has been described as “one of the world’s greatest string quartets” by The New York Times. As they enter their 49th season of live performance, this special evening of music is in celebration of the collaborative and innovative spirit that thrives in California.