The Ladies’ Morning Musical Club presents


Adam Barnett-Hart – violin                Pierre Lapointe – viola
Danbi Um – violin                Brook Speltz – cello

‘One of the top young quartets before the public today’ … ‘notable for its polish and tonal beauty’ … ‘a dark ambrosial view all its own’, are just a few of the glowing accolades that have been bestowed on the Escher String Quartet. The group was founded in 2005 in New York City, where its original members were studying at the Manhattan School of Music. The Escher Quartet has performed on five continents; in such venues as Wigmore Hall in London, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa at the invitation of Pinchas Zukerman. In New York, the ensemble serves as Season Artists of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. It is currently String Quartet in Residence at Southern Methodist University in Dallas The ensemble has recorded the complete quartets of Zemlinsky on the Naxos label and the complete quartets of Mendelssohn on the BIS label, both sets to the highest critical acclaim. In 2013 the quartet became one of the very few chamber ensembles to be awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant.

LMMC return engagement.


HAYDN   (1732-1809)
String Quartet in C major, Opus 20 No. 2,
Hob.III:32 (1772)
Capriccio: Adagio
Menuetto: Allegretto
Fuga a Quattro soggetti: Allegro

SMETANA    (1824-1884)
String Quartet in E minor, ‘From my Life’ (1876)
Allegro vivo appassionato
Allegro moderato alla Polka
Largo sostenuto

SCHUMANN   (1810-1856)
String Quartet in A minor, Opus 41
No. 1 (1842)
Introduzione – Andante espessivo – Allegro
Scherzo: Presto

To learn more about the Escher String Quartet visit

The LMMC is a non-profit organization.

For more information and to purchase tickets: online at
(Please note that web reservations must be done by 1pm on the Friday before the concert.)
By phone at 514-932-6796 Monday to Friday, from 10am to 1pm.
Reservations are recommended as concerts often sell out.
If tickets are still available, they can be purchased at Pollack Hall’s box office as of 2:30pm on the day of the concert.

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