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Danish String Quartet Will Play Works by Mozart, Adès and Britten, Plus Folk Music Selections at Weis Center

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will welcome Danish String Quartet on Sunday, November 5 at 4 p.m. at the Weis Center.

The performance is sponsored, in part, by Teri MacBride and Steve Guattery.

The Danish String Quartet celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2022-23, and the Grammy-nominated quartet continues to assert its preeminence among the world’s finest string quartets.

Formed when they were in their teens, the members are renowned for impeccable musicianship, sophisticated artistry, exquisite clarity of ensemble and, above all, an unmatched ability to play as one.

Performances are characterized by a rare musical spontaneity, giving audiences the sense of hearing even treasured canon repertoire as if for the first time. They exude a palpable joy in music making that has made them one of today’s most highly acclaimed and in-demand classical quartets, performing sold-out concert halls around the world. Their inventive and intriguing programming and repertoire choices have produced critically acclaimed original projects and commissions as well as popular arrangements of Scandinavian folk music.

At the Weis Center, they will present:

  • Mozart: Divertimento in F-major K 138
  • Thomas Adès: The Four Quarters
  • Benjamin Britten: Three Divertimenti
  • A selection of folk music

The Danish String Quartet has been the recipient of many awards and appointments, including Musical America’s 2020 Ensemble of the Year and the Borletti-Buitoni Trust.  The Quartet was named in 2013 as a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist and appointed to the Bowers Program (formerly CMS Two). The Quartet was awarded the 2010 NORDMETALL-Ensemble Prize at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival in Germany, and, in 2011, received the Carl Nielsen Prize, the highest cultural honor in Denmark.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 62+ and subscribers, $15 for youth 18 and under, $15 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), free for Bucknell students (limit 1) and $15 for non-Bucknell students (limit 2).

Tickets can be reserved by calling 570-577-1000 or online at

Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

For more information about this event, contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or by e-mail at

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