Originally published in Castine Patriot, March 16, 2023 and Island Ad-Vantages, March 16, 2023 and The Weekly Packet, March 16, 2023
Bennewitz Quartet will round out Blue Hill Concert Association season
On Sunday, March 19, the Blue Hill Concert Association will present the Bennewitz Quartet at the First Congregational Church at 3 p.m., the last of the 2023 season’s four concerts. Some tickets are still available and may be purchased at bluehillconcertassociation.org. For students under 21, admission is free.
Since 1998, the Bennewitz name has been an homage to the violinist and director of music conservatory in Prague, Antonin Bennewitz (1833-1926).The quartet is one of the top international chamber ensembles, having performed in venues throughout the world, including London, Berlin, Paris, New York, Seoul and Blue Hill, according to a press release.
In Blue Hill, the quartet’s members, Jakub Fier (viola), têpán Jeek (violin), Jirí Pinkas (viola), and têpán Doleal (violoncello) will perform Franz Joseph Haydn String Quartet in C Major, Op. 54, No. 2; Theme and Variation for String Quartet by Hans Krása; Erwin Schulhoff’s Five Pieces for String Quartet; and Antonin Dvorák’s String Quartet in C Major, Op. 61.