[PAST EVENT] Ewell Concert Series: Borromeo String Quartet

March 23, 2014
Williamsburg Library Theatre
"A remarkably accomplished string quartet, not simply for its high technical polish and refined tone, but more importantly for the searching musical insights it brings." (The Chicago Tribune)

The Borromeo String Quartet is one of the most celebrated string quartets of our time. The group pioneered the use of laptop computers on stage during a concert, an innovative approach that allows players to perform from full multi-part scores and composer manuscripts, which are also projected. The projections allow the audience to see, for example, handwritten manuscripts by such composers as Beethoven, Schubert and Bartok while the music is being played. This creates a transformative experience as the audience observes the creative process at work. As one critic put it, "through its poise and its passion, the Borromeos are recreating the medium anew and we are lucky to be here to hear it" (The Boston Globe).

The Borromeo is the longtime Ensemble-in-Residence at both the New England Conservatory of Music and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. The quartet has also worked extensively with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Library of Congress. The group has received many awards throughout its illustrious 24-year career, including Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Career Grant, Chamber Music America's Cleveland Quartet Award and top prize at the International String Quartet Competition in Evian, France.

This concert is co-sponsored by the Williamsburg Regional Library's Dewey Decibel Series.