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Tuesday, March 17, 2020
2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Art of the Netherlands in the 17th Century Gallery (Gallery 242)
Free with Museum Admission
Add to Calendar 2020-03-17 14:00:00 2020-03-17 15:00:00 An Afternoon with Concertgebouworkest 03/17/2020 2:00 pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

It with great pleasure we invite you to an exclusive chamber music concert by a string quartet of the Concertgebouworkest.

The Concertgebouworkest was founded in 1888. Based in Amsterdam, the orchestra functions more like a chamber orchestra in terms of the sensitivity with which its members listen to, and work in tandem with one another. Indeed, this requires both a high individual caliber and a great sense of mutual trust and confidence. Time and time again, critics have lauded its unique sound. The string section has been called ‘velvety,’ the sound of the brass ‘golden,' the timbre of the woodwinds ‘distinctly personal,’ and the percussion have an international reputation.


Henk Rubingh, violin
Coraline Groen, violin
Frederik Boits, viola
Julia Tom, cello


Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
Fantasia cromatica (arranged for string quartet)

Mayke Nas (*1972)

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847)
String Quartet No. 2 in a-minor, op. 13
I. Adagio. Allegro vivace
II. Adagio non lento
III. Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto. Allegro di molto
IV. Presto. Adagio non lento


Supported by Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo.