California String Quartet plays at First Thursdays

By Mai Lon Gittelsohn
Contributor

Members of the California String Quartet inspired the First Thursdays audience at the Del Mar Powerhouse on Thursday, Nov. 6, with their sensitive interpretation of Beethoven’s String Quartet in D Major (Op. 18, #3) and Dvorak’s String Quartet #10 in E flat Major (Op. 51). The Del Mar Foundation sponsors the First Thursdays series. The concert was also an opportunity to introduce Joel Holliday as incoming President of the Del Mar Foundation.

The current members of the quartet are Bridget Dolkas, violin, Jeanne Skrocki, violin, Pam Jacobsen, viola, and Lars Hoefs, cello. Dolkas has been in the California String Quartet since its inception eight years ago. The quartet in its present configuration has been working together for a year and demonstrates a rapport with each other that translates into strong and sensitive ensemble playing.

The program provided an interesting contrast between the classicism of early Beethoven and the romanticism of Dvorak. For the audience, it was a journey from Beethoven’s clarity and elegance in form to the powerful thrust of Dvorak’s compelling narrative.

Side note: On March 5, three members of the California String Quartet will be playing completely different music with the Peter Sprague String Quartet. It will be a “new mix of jazz and classical.”

Related posts:

  1. Reveles featured at First Thursdays season opener
  2. Richard Lederer at First Thursdays
  3. La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest returns
  4. Value of California high-speed rail project
  5. Skate facility called ‘best in Southern California’

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=2241

Posted by on Nov 13, 2008. Filed under Archives. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Archives

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

LA JOLLA NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RSS RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

  • Rancho Santa Fe water district director resigns after qualifying for ballot
    An announcement by John Ingalls, a 12-year veteran of the Santa Fe Irrigation District board, that he would immediately step down from his seat and not seek a fourth term, means that none of the three open seats on the panel will be contested at the voting booth this November. Ingalls, a Rancho Santa Fe resident who had filed his papers to run for a fourth t […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe resident among seven new trustees joining UC San Diego Foundation Board
    Proactive stewards, higher education advocates and expert financial strategists, UC San Diego Foundation trustees play an important role in cultivating community partnerships and garnering resources to support UC San Diego research, teaching and public service initiatives. Trustees govern the Foundation, including managing net assets totaling $717 million, i […]
  • Rancho Fire District to recognize Fire Prevention Week with two events
    National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 5-11, and the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) will host two community events to recognize the annual awareness campaign. The first will be an Open House from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 4 at RSF Fire Station 2, 16930 Four Gee Road in 4S Ranch. Guests will be able to tour the fire station and traini […]