The Hamilton College Performing Arts Series opens its spring series with Enso String Quartet on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m., in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts. The program will include Mozart’s String Quartet No. 2 in D Major, Henri Dutilleux’s String Quartet, Ainsi la nuit, and Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 14 in C# minor, Op. 131.
With a 2010 Grammy nomination for “Best Chamber Music Performance,” the Enso Quartet has quickly become one of the country’s most exciting young ensembles. Shortly after the group’s inception at Yale University in 1999, Enso had success at the Banff International String Quartet Competition and won the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, and has consistently received high praise for performances ever since.
Members of Enso are: Maureen Nelson, violin; John Marcus, violin; Melissa Reardon, viola; and Richard Belcher, cello. The Enso Quartet members hold degrees from Yale University, The Juilliard School, Curtis Institute of Music, New England Conservatory, Guildhall School of Music (UK) and the University of Canterbury (New Zealand). Together they held residencies at Northern Illinois University with the Vermeer Quartet and at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.
Tickets for this event are $15 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students. Call 859-4350 or visit www.hamiltonpa.org for tickets or more information.