Salon 2016-01-24 “Left Bank Quartet” CANCELLED!

We are extremely sorry to announce that


due to inclement weather

We are working with the artists to see if it’s possible to re-schedule. If so, we will start all over with a new invitation and food/attendees list.

On Sunday January 24, 2016:

The Left Bank Quartet

David Salness & Sally McLain, Violinists
Katherine Murdock, Violist
Evelyn Elsing, Cellist

CSL20120302-7500-WebThese four musicians, with their diverse and colorful backgrounds, came together through the
auspices of the Theater Chamber Players, and rather unexpectedly discovered the joys of a
vibrant and enthusiastic collaboration. They have been The Left Bank Quartet since 1999, taking
their name from the fact that the Kennedy Center, their first regular venue, is situated on the left
bank of the Potomac River. Their combined experiences include participation in the major
festivals of the musical world – Aspen, Banff, Chautauqua, Marlboro, Mostly Mozart, Prussia
Cove, Ravinia, Santa Fe, Spoleto, Tanglewood and Yellow Barn, to name just a few. Their
teaching experiences, collaborations, national and international tours, recital and concerto
performances, and success in international competitions give this quartet a rich and varied
tapestry as they weave their musical message. Compositions written for and premiered by the
quartet include Mark Wilson’s Time Variations, (Capstone Records ) and String Quartet No. 4 by
Lawrence Moss, recently released on the Innova label. Gramaphone Magazine’s review praised
the composition for its “charm” and “dazzle,” stating, “Moss uses the instruments with idiomatic
mastery, ranging from kittenish endearments to electric flashes of energy . . . played by the Left
Bank Quartet with brilliant focus and timbral variety . . . .”


Béla Bartók (1881–1945)
Fourth String Quartet (1928)

Prestissimo, con sordino
Non troppo lento
Allegretto pizzicato
Allegro molto