The quartet will be presenting concerts in Spain, in the following cities
Lugo (January 21)
Pontevedra (January 23)
El Ferrol (January 25)
Programs will include the String Quartet, Op. 47, of Woldemar Bargiel; the string quartet in c sharp minor, Op. 131, of Ludwig van Beethoven; the Schubert Quartetsatz; the Sibelius String Quartet; and Luis de Pablo*s Voluntad de Flores. Further details TBA.
The quartet will be in residence once again in Cervera, for the XXX CURS INTERNACIONAL DE MÚSICA DE CERVERA. The quartet will be giving private lessons and chamber music coachings, and will participate in several concerts, with programs to include the Beethoven String Trio in C Minor, Op. 9, No. 3, and the Spohr Nonet.
The quartet will be performing at the Tonhalle in Düsseldorf with clarinettist Sharon Kam on January 14, 2010 at 8:00PM. The program will include the Schubert Quartettsatz, the Schumann Quartet No. 1 in a minor, and the Reger Clarinet Quintet.
From Tim: “I’ve been curious to develop my harmonic conceptions and harmonic hearing for a long time… during the course of this curiosity (which continues), I developed some software over the years, the latest piece of which is this colorful little harmony app for the iPhone. I can’t speak, necessarily, to how useful it is. (I can’t speak to how useful an iPhone is, in any broad sense.) But I have enjoyed building it and found that it clarifies my ideas about harmonic relationships.
“I decided to color-code chords within keys to keys in such a way as to make their shared content clearer, if not absolutely clear. And then, of course, the sounds are there to be heard with the colors.” It is available at the iTunes store. http://itunes.com/app/PocketHarmony
Works on iPhone and iPod touch. Comments and suggestions welcome.
The Quartet will be performing in San Sebastian Spain, with the Musikene Chamber Orchestra (program to include Elgar Introduction and Allegro for String Quartet and Orchestra). Concerts on 3 and 4 April.