Takács Quartet premiere Ngwenyama’s ‘Flow’ for string quartet

November 12, 2023 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hertz Hall
200 Minor Ln
Berkeley, CA 94702
United States

Among the world’s finest string quartets, the beloved Takács returns for two concerts this season, the first a compelling program of new and canonic works. Haydn’s beloved Sunrise quartet is among his late-period gems, and Beethoven’s middle-period E minor quartet from the Op. 59 Razumovsky series opens up new musical horizons as the composer breaks and remakes the rules of musical drama.

Known for lushly orchestrated music of “sheer gorgeousness” (Los Angeles Times), California violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama contributes Flow, a new Cal Performances co-commissioned work, heard here in its world-premiere performance.