Chen Family Quartet

May 3, 2021, 8:00 pm

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Robert Chen

Recorded live at Nichols Concert Hall at the Music Institute on April 11, 2021. This performance is part of the Music Institute of Chicago’s 90th Anniversary Celebration.

CSO Concertmaster Robert Chen and his wife, Laura Park Chen, on violin and their children Beatrice Chen on viola and Noah Chen on cello, have been playing together for six years. Committed to community outreach, they regularly play at Chicago-area retirement homes and hospitals. Robert Chen has been concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1999. Laura Chen is a former member of the first violin section of both Lyric Opera and Grant Park Symphony. Beatrice Chen is a viola student at the Curtis Institute of Music. Noah Chen is a student of Clara Kim at Juilliard Pre-College. 

Biography courtesy of the MIC website.


Beethoven String Quartets, Op. 18

No. 1 in F Major
Allegro con brio
Adagio affettuoso ed appassionato
Scherzo: Allegro molto

No. 2 in G Major 
Adagio cantabile – Allegro – Tempo I
Scherzo: Allegro
Allegro molto, quasi presto

No. 3 in D Major 
Andante con molto

No. 4 in C minor
Allegro ma non tanto
Andante scherzoso quasi allegretto
Menuetto: Allegretto
Allegro – Prestissimo