The Orion String Quartet features violinists Daniel Phillips and Todd Phillips (brothers), violist Steven Tenenbom and cellist Timothy Eddy. Each member of the quartet is a renowned artist who has received acclaim in his individual career. They bring to the quartet their experience of having worked with such legendary figures as Pablo Casals, Rudolf Serkin and members of the Budapest, Vegh and Guarneri quartets. Isaac Stern chose them to perform as a part of the Carnegie Hall Centennial celebration and to teach at the Isaac Stern Chamber Music Workshop at Carnegie Hall.
The group has gained international recognition as one of the most eloquent and dynamic quartets performing today. In past seasons, they have performed at New York's 92nd Street "Y," the Kennedy Center, and other major venues including Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Boston, Toronto, London and Vienna. Their festival credits include Spoleto (USA and Italy), Finland's Turku Festival, Lockenhaus (Austria) and the La Jolla Summerfest.
The quartet's Saturday evening performance will feature Schubert's Quartetsatz in C-Minor, Brahms' Quartet in B-Flat Major, Beethoven's Quartet in C-Sharp Minor and Trenody After Josquin's Mille Regretz (1987) by David Dzubay.
The Orion String Quartet concert is the third performance of the 1996-1997 Music at Hamilton Artist Series. Additional concerts in the series include pianist Mykola Suk, Friday, Nov. 22; and the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Sunday, Feb. 9. Tickets for the series, including the Orion String Quartet performance, are $40 for the general public and $10 for students.
For further information, or to order tickets, call the Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts at 859-4331.