America's longest running summer chamber music festival, Music Mountain, presents a special appearance by the St. Petersburg String Quartet along with its "sister" quartet, the St. Petersburg Piano Quartet, to perform music by Glazunov, Beethoven and Schumann.
The St. Petersburg String Quartet was a Music Mountain favorite for decades, until they disbanded in 2014 and re-emerged as the St. Petersburg Piano Quartet. Music Mountain is pleased to bring the string quartet back together on August 18 for a performance of Glazunov's String Quartet #1 in D Major, Op. 1 (1882) and Beethoven's Grosse Fuge, Op. 133 (1826), and to welcome the St. Petersburg Piano Quartet for Schumann's Piano Quartet in E Flat Major, Op. 47 (1842).
The St. Petersburg Piano Quartet was founded in spring of 2014, when Alla Aranovskaya and Boris Vayner, first violinist and violist of the esteemed St. Petersburg String Quartet, teamed up with pianist Tao Lin and cellist Thomas Mesa. The new quartet made its début in New York City with a pair of extremely successful concerts on the popular Barge Music series. Since then, they have performed at venues nationwide.
Music Mountain is located in Falls Village, Connecticut. A scenic drive brings you to the bucolic setting at the top of Music Mountain, where you will find the intimate Gordon Hall, known for its warm ambiance and excellent acoustics.