Chen Family Quartet

May 24, 2021, 8:00 pm

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Robert Chen

 This concert was recorded live at Nichols Concert Hall on May 2 in celebration of the Music Institute of Chicago’s 90th anniversary.

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.

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    ‘Eyeglass Duo’
    Allegro
    Minuet

  • String Quartets, Op. 18, No. 5 in A Major, by Beethoven
    Allegro
    Menuetto
    Andante cantabile
    Allegro

  • String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132, by Beethoven
    Molto adagio  

  • String Quartets, Op. 18, No. 6 in B flat Major
    Allegro con brio
    Adagio ma non troppo
    Scherzo: Allegro
    La Malinconia: Adagio – Allegretto quasi Allegro