Philip Seymour Hoffman to Make Carnegie Hall Debut

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Philip Seymour Hoffman, the Academy Award-winning film and stage actor, will make his Carnegie Hall debut this fall, appearing in a concert with the Takács String Quartet in Zankel Hall.

The program, conceived by Takács first violinist Edward Dusinberre, will feature Hoffman reading three scenes from Philip Roth's novel "Everyman," interspersed with works by Arvo Pärt (string quartet arrangements of Psalom, Summa and Fratres) and Philip Glass (the String Quartet No. 2, "Company"). Following intermission, Hoffman will read the Matthias Claudius poem "Death and the Maiden," and the Takács will then play the famous Schubert string quartet inspired by the poem.

This concert, one of four given by the Takács Quartet at Carnegie this coming season, will take place at 7:30 PM Oct. 23 in Zankel Hall. Information and tickets are available at

Philip Seymour Hoffman was Tony-nominated for his two Broadway outings: True West and Long Day's Journey Into Night. He won the Academy Award for his performance in "Capote."

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