The Ying Quartet presents a program brimming with springtime joy. Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet, infused with lyrical themes and sprightly textures, bears the palpable spontaneity with which it was composed, the fruit of a burst of inspiration in 1873. With the second half comes an undisputed treasure of the chamber music repertoire — Schubert’s expansive String Quintet — containing one of the most glorious cello solos ever written, for which Ahrim Kim will join David Ying and the rest of the Quartet.
Robin Scott, Janet Ying, violin • Phillip Ying, viola • David Ying, cello
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 22
String Quintet in C Major, D. 956
Ahrim Kim, cello