Festivals & Series

CANCELED: Arditti Quartet

Friday, April 24, 2020 at 7:30pm

Galvin Recital Hall

For the health and safety of the Bienen School community and our valued patrons, this event has been canceled.

Part of NUNC! 4, the Northwestern University New-Music Conference

Irvine Arditti and Ashot Sarkissjan, violin; Ralf Ehlers, viola; Lucas Fels, cello

The Arditti Quartet has garnered international acclaim for their spirited and technically refined interpretations of contemporary music. Since its founding in 1974, the quartet has given world premieres of quartets by such composers as Thomas Adès, Benjamin Britten, John Cage, Brian Ferneyhough, Sofia Gubaidulina, Toshio Hosokawa, and György Kurtág. The group’s extensive discography boasts over 200 recordings. They have been awarded the Deutsche Schallplatten Preis multiple times and have received three Gramophone Awards, and to date they are the only ensemble to have received the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize, awarded to them in 1999 for their “lifetime achievement” in music.  

Tickets are $20 for the general public and $5 for students with valid ID.

Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall


70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Located in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, this 400-seat hall features a 40-foot glass wall offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Undulating walls of Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, covered with a thin layer of African moabi wood, provide optimal acoustics, and the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment for recording.