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Takacs Quartet

La Jolla Music Society

Midweek Masterworks: The Great Americans

Musical Prelude by Quartet Integra

Midweek Masterworks: The Great Americans

Wednesday, August 9 · 7 PM · The Baker-Baum Concert


Musical Prelude by Quartet Integra
Smetana’s String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor, “From My Life”
6 PM in The Baker- Baum Concert Hall


Our second Wednesday concert features the world-famous Takács String Quartet in their first SummerFest appearance. Dvořák’s beloved “American” string quartet, written when he was living in the U.S. and influenced by American idioms, is paired here with a romantic piano quintet written at the turn of last century by one of America’s most important composers, Amy Beach, and American composer Paul Wiancko’s charming and evocative exploration of his musical heritage.


After each Wednesday concert, ticketholders over 21 are invited for a toast to celebrate our 37th SummerFest! Valid I.D. required.

Piano Quintet in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 67 

Takács Quartet
Inon Barnatan, piano


American Haiku for Viola and Cello

Paul Wiancko, cello
Richard O’Neillviola


String Quartet in F Major, Op. 96 “American”

Takács Quartet