Updated March 23, 2020: This event has been canceled due to COVID-19. Ticketholders have the option to donate tickets as a tax-deductible gift to Meany Center; receive an account credit good through May 31, 2021; or request a refund.
A connoisseur’s group of intuitive playing and pure musical focus, the Hagen Quartet has been called “the pinnacle of musicality” (Die Presse). Founded in Salzburg in 1981, the quartet is comprised of three Hagen siblings—first violinist Lukas, violist Veronika and cellist Clemens—joined by second violinist Rainer Schmidt. For this extremely rare West Coast appearance, the Hagen Quartet performs quartets by Shostakovich and Mendelssohn, along with I Crisantemi, (Chrysanthemums), one of Puccini’s few non-operatic works, an emotional elegy written in a single night.