Ensemble Music Chamber Series Hosts Takacs Quartet Wednesday

Indianapolis music organization the Ensemble Music International Chamber Series attracts a wide range of talented chamber music artists to the Circle City. Wednesday, April 21 Ensemble Music welcomes the Takacs Quartet to the Indiana History Center in Indianapolis downtown for an Indianapolis concert event. Tickets to this Indianapolis event are $30.00 for all Indianapolis people. The concert gets underway at 7:30 pm, with a pre-concert lecture given at 6:45 pm by Dr. Lisa Brooks of Butler University.

The Takacs Quartet is a renowned chamber music ensemble, known for a unique blend of drama, warmth and humor in their music performance. Each of their four distinct personalities brings new insight into the string quartet repertoire, as they play familiar tunes in a totally new way. Gramophone magazine commented that “The Takacs have the ability to make you believe that there’s no other possible way the music should go, and the strength to overturn preconceptions that comes only with the greatest performers.”

The group is based out of Boulder, Colorado and the University of Colorado. Each year the Takacs Quartet plays ninety concerts around the world. Their tours have not only cross North America, but also Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea. Just this year, they have played Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Carnegie’s Zankel Hall and their first ever performance in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The group, which is known for quality chamber music performances time and again, are also decorated recording artists. In 2005, their Late Beethoven Quartets recording won Disc of the Year and Chamber Award from BBC Music Magazine, a Gramophone Award and a Japanese Record Academy Award. Earlier recordings of Beethoven quartets also garnered them an impressive list of recognition including another Grammy Award, a Chamber Music of America Award and two other awards from the Japanese Recording Academy.

Their repertoire includes works from Beethoven, Bartok, Borodin, Brahms, Chausson, Dvorak, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Smetana and more. In 2007, they performed with the Academy Award winning actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, “Everyman,” in Carnegie Hall, inspired by the Philip Roth novel. The group collaborates regular with other disciplines including touring fourteen cities with poet Robert Pinsky.

At the University of Colorado, the Takacs Quartet leads a string program with an emphasis on chamber music. Students are invited to work in a nurturing environment designed exclusively by the Takacs Quartet to develop individual and group artistry. In addition, the group teaches at the Aspen Festival and the Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, each summer. They are also a Visiting Quartet at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

The Takacs Quartet formed in 1975 at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest by Gabor Takacs-Nagy, Karoly Schranz, Gabor Ormai and Andras Fejer. Since then they have been touring the world, sharing their music, winning awards and helping young artists to grow. Their performances are highly developed musical experiences, like nothing else in the chamber music ensemble world.

Don’t miss the Takacs Quartet at the Indiana History Center this Wednesday, April 21 in Indianapolis downtown. With prime Indianapolis real estate near the Indianapolis Canal Walk and the White River State Park, the Indiana History Center is located near great Indianapolis attractions.

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Takacs Quartet
Wednesday, April 21 at 7:30 pm

Ensemble Music International Chamber Series
Indiana History Center
450 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202