Hill and Hollow Music continues its long tradition of bringing world-class musicians to the tiny Adirondack hamlet of Saranac on September 11th with the acclaimed Diderot String Quartet. From a press release we received last week….
The Diderot Quartet is an ensemble on the rise ‒ with a unique vision, one of the most imaginative young string quartets out there. Straddling two worlds, their collective feet are planted firmly in both the early music movement and the classical period. They delve into the abundant string quartet literature filtered through the lens of early music sensibility and perform it in historically informed style on historical instruments. The results are remarkable! The Diderot Quartet has quickly become one of the most sought-after ensembles on the concert music scene in North America and abroad.
They take their name after the prominent eighteenth-century French philosopher and Boccherini enthusiast Denis Diderot. Having first met at Oberlin Conservatory and the Juilliard School, the group came together in 2012 in New York City. All four musicians share a background in historical performance and a passion for the string quartet genre; and they quickly found the thrill of exploring the latter repertoire on period instruments to be irresistible. Featured in the Chamber Music magazine article “New Voices in Old Music,” Diderot String Quartet brings a fresh approach to both familiar and lesser-known works of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
The Diderot String Quartet will perform Sunday, September 11, at 4:00 p.m. at at the Saranac United Methodist Church on Route 3 in Saranac. Their program will be Mozart’s String Quartet in G Major, K387, “Spring” and Burgmüller’s String Quartet No. 1 in D minor, op. 4. The concert is free and open to the public. Doors open to the public 30 minutes before the concert. Light refreshments are served during intermission.