Palm Beach, Florida

"FINE ARTS QUARTET THRILLS FLAGLER MUSEUM AUDIENCE...The Fine Arts Quartet is an American chamber music institution. Founded in 1946, it has achieved celebrity and commendable music integrity (sometimes, a rare combination). Despite the ensemble’s long history (its two violinists have been playing together for more than 30 years), there is nothing fossilized about their music making, as the audience of the Flagler Museum Music Series could attest on Tuesday. Presenting a program with two technically and musically demanding masterworks, the quartet impressed thanks to its beautiful sound, cohesive ensemble work and, most important, its variegated sound palette...The quartet made a strong case for the work, with a passionate rendition. Surely, the almost symphonic sound its members displayed was impressive, but equally impressive were the different colorations they were able to produce at the more intimate moments...It was played with the combination of pathos and balance only an ensemble that has been around for decades may achieve. Another highlight was the pacing of the last movement, which ended the evening in such an exciting note that the audience gave the Fine Arts Quartet four curtain calls.  (Marcio Bezerra, Palm Beach Daily News, Feb. 18, 2015) Full review

Archive of all concerts and programmes since 2001.