Crystal Chamber Music: Macaria String Quartet
Chamber Music in the Crystal Room
Since the beginning, M has had chamber music in the Crystal Room. We adore chamber music – and the room, with the setting sun twinkling on the crystal curtains and the view of the river, seems made for it. In 2009, M began a partnership with the Atelier of Chamber Music at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, and these gifted musicians now perform on the last Sunday of every month in the Crystal Room – Crystal Chamber Music.
Intimate chamber music in an intimate setting
Why do we love chamber music so much? Jensen Lam, director of the Atelier of Chamber Music, explains: “Chamber music is an intimate conversation among four, with the vocabulary of musical intonation and rhetoric accentuation – each tiny movement almost instantaneously comprehended and responded to. It’s constant mental and physical communication – integrate the ideas of four disparate musicians into a unified entity, provoking, soothing, hinting, conversing – and then receiving a response of the same level of intensity and integrity from one’s fellow musicians. It’s a remarkable experience.”
Sunday April 28, 4pm
RMB 75, includes a drink; students, RMB 20
Haydn String Quartet In G Major, Op.77 No.1, 'Lobkowitz Quartet No.1'
I Allegro moderato 适中的快板
II Adagio 柔版
III Menuetto;Presto 小步舞曲；急板
IV Finale;Presto 终曲；急板
Felix Mendelssohn String quartet in E Minor Op.44 No.2
I Allegro Assai
II Scherzo (Allegro Di Molto) 诙谐曲
III Andante - Attaca 行板
IV Presto Agitato 激情的急板
Violins: ZHANG Runyin , SUN Minxian
Viola: ZHENG Chenxi
Cello: PAN Qimeng
Next Chamber Music Concert: MBQ Quartet, Sunday May 26, 4pm.