Posted on January 28, 2016, BY Matthew Beltz

The Fitzwilliam String Quartet (FSQ), which has performed and done an annual visiting residency at Bucknell University since 1978, will present a trio of unique concerts to cap this year's residency on Feb. 18, 21 and 24. All three concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The Feb. 18 concert will be held in Bucknell Hall, while the Feb. 21 and 24 concerts will be in Rooke Recital Hall. All concerts are free and open to the public and each concert will consist of different programs and repertoire. The Feb. 21 and 24 concerts will also feature Professor Barry Hannigan, music, who will be retiring at the conclusion of the current academic year. Prof. Hannigan has a near 40-year history of performances with the FSQ, and his first concert at Bucknell back in 1978 was with the FSQ. 

FSQ was founded and first performed in 1968. It was conferred an honorary Doctorate of Music by Bucknell in 1981. It tours annually throughout Europe, primarily in the United Kingdom, and beyond.

The schedule and program for each concert is listed below.

Feb. 18: Bucknell Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Purcell:                                 Fantazia No.11
Barcham-Stevens:               Double on Purcell's Fantazia No.11 (2014)
Beethoven:                           Quartet in F minor, Op.95
Shostakovich:                       Quartet No.4, Op.83
Haydn:                                  Quartet in D minor, Op.76/2 (Fifths)


Feb. 21: Rooke Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Glazunov:                             Alla Spagnuola, Op.15/1
Mozart:                                 Quartet in C major, K.465  (Dissonance)
Shostakovich:                       Piano Quintet in G minor, Op.57  

Feb. 24: Rooke Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Hanson:                               Serenade
Debussy:                             Sonata for flute, viola, & harp
Ravel:                                  Introduction & Allegro, for flute, clarinet, harp, and string quartet
Brahms:                               Piano Quintet in F minor, Op.34

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