It’s hard to believe that the Guarneri Quartet, who “has no superior on the world’s stages” (New York Times), is retiring at the end of the 2008-2009 concert season after 45 years! Their final concert in Columbus is Saturday, November 29 at 8 PM at the Southern Theater.
It’s an all Beethoven program, the quartets opus 127 and 132. Arnold Steinhardt is staying overnight to attend a desert reception in his honor on Sunday November 30th at 12.30, “Violin Dreams”. For tickets and information on both of these events, call Chamber Music Columbus, 614.267-2267 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, here’s a chat with Arnold Steinhardt, recorded on October 30th and interviewed by Christopher Purdy. Enjoy.