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World class music comes to the Old Gallery in Allenspark – Estes Park Trail-Gazette
August 30, 2023
From left to right: Takács Quartet members – Richard O’Neill, András Fejér, Harumi Rhodes and Edward Dusinberre.(Old Gallery in Allenspark/Courtesy Photo)
Where can you hear music by one of the world’s premiere string quartets? Just head to The Old Gallery in Allenspark on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 5-7 p.m.
“This is the seventh appearance of the Takács Quartet and we’ve sold out in advance for every appearance,” said The Old Gallery Board President Darlene Bushue. “Proceeds help fund our non-profit efforts in our mountain community, including the Community Cupboard Food Bank, Community Closet, health and wellness programs, activities and events.”
The quartet consists of Edward Dusinberre, violin; Harumi Rhodes, violin; Richard O’Neill, viola and András Fejér, cello. Members of the Takács Quartet are Christoffersen Fellows and Artists in Residence at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where they have helped develop a string program with a special emphasis on chamber music. The quartet is known to play with a unique blend of drama, warmth and humor, that combines four distinct musical personalities and brings fresh insights to the string quartet repertoire.
The quartet has been the recipient of three Gramophone Awards, a Grammy Award, three Japanese Record Academy Awards, Disc of the Year at the inaugural BBC Music Magazine Awards and Ensemble Album of the Year at the Classical Brits. In 2021 the Takács won a Presto Music Recording of the Year Award for their recordings of string quartets by Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn, and a Gramophone Award with pianist Garrick Ohlsson for piano quintets by Amy Beach and Elgar. The Quartet performs regularly in venues like the Aspen Music Festival, but they have grown to love performing for audiences along the Peak-to-Peak Highway.
Tickets are $60 and are available at The Old Gallery and theoldgallery.org. There are a limited number of tickets available for this event and it’s usually a sell-out.
The Old Gallery is located at 14863 Colorado Highway 7, next to the Allenspark Fire Station. Carpooling to the event is encouraged as parking is limited at The Old Gallery. Fortunately, overflow parking is available east of the Gallery on the Highway 7 right of way and in the parking lot just on the other side of the Fire Station.