Illness Reduces Zehetmair Quartet to Trio During Tour

Classic Arts News   Illness Reduces Zehetmair Quartet to Trio During Tour
Violinist Matthias Metzger will miss the Zehetmair Quartet's upcoming tour of the United States, including a performance at Carnegie Hall on March 19, for health reasons.

As a result, the quartet will perform as a trio for all of its American performances.

The tour's program was to include string quartets by Grieg, Schumann, and Karl Amadeus Hartmann, as well as Schubert's Overture in C minor. Instead, the group will perform Schubert's Trio in B-flat major, Mozart's Trio in E-flat major, and Gideon Klein's String Trio.

The tour begins on March 12 in St. Cloud, Minnestota, and travels to Argonne, Illinois; St. Louis; and Costa Mesa, California before ending at Carnegie Hall. The group will also give a private performance for the Harvard Musical Association.

The Zehetmair Quartet was founded in 1994 by first violinist Thomas Zehetmair. It also includes violist Ruth Killius and cellist Rosie Biss.

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