"Night" with the Borromeo Quartet
Hear why the Boston-based Borromeo Quartet has a reputation as “simply the best there is” (Boston Globe). The widely lauded foursome brings its “searching musical insight” (Chicago Tribune) to Haydn’s Quartet in F Major, Op. 77, No. 2, featuring a proto-Nocturne slow movement; modern master (and 2001: A Space Odyssey composer) György Ligeti’s virtuosic Night Metamorphoses; and Brahms’ lush and romantic serenade, the great Sextet in B-flat Major, Op. 18.
Program:Haydn: Quartet in G Major, Op. 77, No. 2
Ligeti: Quartet No.1, "Métamorphoses nocturnes"
Brahms: Sextet No. 1, Op. 18
Melissa Matson, Viola
Melissa Matson, prizewinner of the Cleveland Quartet Competition (1978-80), earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees, as well as a Performer's Certificate at Eastman. Matson studied viola with Martha Katz, Heidi Castleman, and Karen Tuttle; and chamber music with the Cleveland and Juilliard Quartets, and at the Quartet Program and the Aspen Festival Center for Advanced Quartet Studies.
She is a founding member of the Chester String Quartet and also won prizes at the Munich and Portsmouth (England) quartet competitions. She has recorded on CRI, Stolat, and Pantheon. Matson also performed on a CD, Chamber Jazz by Jeff Tyzik, released by the Society for Chamber Music (Rochester). In addition to her teaching post, Matson is a soloist and principal violist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and has been a performer with the Society for Chamber Music and the Skaneateles Festival, as well as a mentor and coach for the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.
Friday, August 26
Concert Sponsors:Lynn Cleary and David Duggan