Chen String Quartet

May 3, 2021, 8:00 pm

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Recorded live at Nichols Concert Hall at the Music Institute on October 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 Quartet, Op. 18, No. 1 in F Major
    Allegro con brio
    Adagio affettuoso ed appassionato
    Scherzo: Allegro molto

  • Beethoven String Quartet, Op. 18, No. 2 in G Major 
    Adagio cantabile – Allegro – TempoI
    Scherzo: Allegro
    Allegro molto, quasi presto

  • Beethoven String Quartet Op. 18, No. 3 in D Major 
    Andante con molto

  • Beethoven String Quartet Op. 18, No. 4 in C minor
    Allegro ma non tanto
    Andante scherzoso quasi allegretto
    Menuetto: Allegretto
    Allegro – Prestissimo