Rolston String Quartet

We are sorry you will not be able to hear the Rolston String Quartet in concert, cited as “quickly [achieving] an elite status among the continent’s finest string quartets.” In place of their performance on March 22, we will provide a “virtual concert,” YouTube links to performances by other renowned string quartets of the pieces scheduled for the Rolston program as well as our own Arnold Berleant’s program notes for these compositions.

You may hear the Rolston String Quartet themselves later this summer. They are scheduled to perform at Kneisel Hall in Blue Hill on Friday, August 21, at 7:30 pm and again on Sunday, August 23, at 4:00 pm.

Rolston String Quartet
Known for performances “of such delicacy, slender elasticity, impeccable intonation, and eminent sense of tonal balance,” ROLSTON STRING QUARTET’s accolades and awards precede them. Hailing from Canada, they have been called “a new bright star on the truly not empty string quartet sky of our day.”

March 22, 3:00 pm

  • Felix Mendelssohn
    String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13
  • Erwin Schulhoff
    Five Pieces for String Quartet
  • Franz Schubert
    String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden”

“Performed with a maturity and cohesion rivaling the best string quartets in the world.”
–Musical Toronto

“Incredible smoothness of tone and gesture, perfectly precise interplay and the most sensitive emotional understanding.”
–Tegernsee Newspaper, (Germany)

“An electrifying performance.”
–Strings Magazine