Legendary Husband and Wife Duo Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth Join the Acclaimed Jerusalem Quartet for an Evening of Rarely Heard String Sextets

Jerusalem Quartet, photo by Felix Broede

September 25, 2018

(ATLANTA) – The Schwartz Center for Performing Arts will be filled with the sounds of richly expressive late romantic works on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 8 p.m. as Israel's renowned Jerusalem Quartet takes the stage with violist Pinchas Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth.

Praised by the New York Times as "astonishing, with an extraordinary unity of sound and purpose," the Jerusalem Quartet is celebrating a twenty-five-year journey since their founding in 1993. This journey has resulted in a wide repertoire and stunning depth of expression as the ensemble is a regular guest on the world’s concert stages. The Quartet kicks off its US tour in October with Zukerman and Forsyth featuring the dramatic opening of Strauss' last opera, Capriccio, shifting to Schoenberg's richly chromatic Transfigured Night, and concluding with Tchaikovsky's sunny reminiscences of the Italian countryside, Souvenir de Florence.

Pinchas Zukerman marks his tenth season this year as Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London and his fourth as Artist-in-Association with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in Australia. When performing with his wife, Amanda Forsyth, Limelight Magazine notes that "tonally, Forsyth's bronze is a perfect match for Zukerman's gold, while the nature of their personal relationship spills over in communicative music-making of enormous intimacy." Zukerman is celebrated as a virtuoso, admired for the lyricism of his playing, singular beauty of tone, and impeccable musicianship. Coupled with Forsyth’s exceptional musicality, Atlanta audiences are in for a remarkable evening.

Made possible by a generous gift from the late Flora Glenn Candler, the Candler Concert Series brings internationally-renowned artists to Emory University’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. Candler artists range from large ensembles to solo artists and come from a wide variety of musical genres.

All concerts are presented in the Emerson Concert Hall of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts (1700 N. Decatur Rd., Atlanta, GA 30322). Tickets are available through the Arts at Emory Box Office online at arts.emory.edu/boxoffice, in person, or by calling 404.727.5050 Monday–Friday, noon–6 p.m.

The Schwartz Center for Performing Arts is committed to providing performances and facilities accessible to all. Accommodation requests should be made at least 24 hours in advance of the event to the Arts at Emory Box Office at 404.727.5050, or by email at boxoffice@emory.edu.

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