Danish String Quartet

Danish String Quartet

October 14-15, 2017


“…Awe-inspiring performance…the quartet almost makes time stand still…”  – The Scotsman (Edinburgh)


Members of the Danish String Quartet met as young boys at summer camp. Combining the “hipster good looks of a rock band” with impeccable technique and stylistic versatility, they have become one of the most compelling quartets playing on the world stage today. The freshness and sophistication of their playing invites listeners to share their infectious joy in music.



7:30 p.m. Westby Pavilion
7:00 p.m. Doors open for wine and conversation
Beethoven: Quartet in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3
Traditional Scandinavian Folk Music (Arr. Danish String Quartet)
Program notes



3:00 p.m. Williams Theatre
2:15 Pre-concert lecture by Danny Arthurs, TU
Haydn: Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2
Schnittke: Quartet No. 3 
Beethoven: Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1, “Razumovsky”
Program notes

Pre Concert Lecture: The Father, the Son, and an Ironist of the String Quartet Come learn how the father of the classical string quartet, Joseph Haydn, rubbed off on his most famous pupil, Beethoven. Professor of music Daniel Arthurs will take listeners through Haydn’s use of the “Sensitive Style,” and Beethoven’s transformation of that style through his dramatic approach to musical form.  Then, Prof. Arthurs explores the post-modernist third quartet of Schnittke, who’s affinity for musical pastiche might best be tongue-twistingly described as a classical polystyle in spite of itself.​

This is the Danish String Quartet’s second visit to Tulsa. In 2014, they performed at First Friday at the Hardesty Arts Center and at sold-out concerts on CMT’s series.

Visit the quartet’s website for more information.