The Escher String Quartet will return to the stage of EJ Thomas Hall in Akron for Tuesday Musical’s season finale concert on Wednesday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. The Quartet is inspired by Dutch artist M.C. Escher’s interplay among individual components working together to form a whole.
“The popularity of Escher with our audiences and their talents as music educators led us to name them in 2016 as our first quartet-in-residence,” says Jarrod Hartzler, executive and artistic director of Tuesday Musical. “Tuesday Musical is respected nationally as an outstanding presenting organization, and this multi-year residency elevates us to new levels while enhancing artistic excellence and opportunities for our region.”
On April 26, Escher will perform three string quartets: Debussy’s first and only, Shostakovich’s second version after he burned the unworthy first in his stove, and Mendelessohn’s last that he composed two months before his death. Eric Kisch, host of the Musical Passions program on Cleveland classical station WCLV-FM, will interview the Escher musicians for the pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m.