Press Release: Celebrity Series Presents Danish String Quartet

Saturday, January 28th, 2017, 8pm — NEC’s Jordan Hall

For Immediate Release
Contact: Stephanie Janes PR, (617) 419-0445,
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(Boston) Celebrity Series of Boston will present the Danish String Quartet on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at 8pm at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA. An Aaron Richmond Recital endowed by Nancy Richmond Winsten and the late Dr. Joseph Winsten, this performance is also generously sponsored in part by The D.L. Saunders Real Estate Corp. Media Partner is 99.5 WCRB.

Tickets start at $35, and are available online at, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at NEC’s Jordan Hall Box Office, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA.

This performance marks the second Celebrity Series performance for the Danish String Quartet; they made their Boston debut in November 2013 as part of the Debut Series.

The Danish String Quartet finds themselves at the core of the classical music world. On a daily basis they delve deeply into works by great masters such as Beethoven and Mozart, but they also play the occasional folk gig. Over the years they have been fortunate to study in many different places in masterclasses with renowned teachers and have had opportunities to perform in major concert halls across the world.

Having met very early in their lives in the Danish countryside at a summer music camp, the quartet’s violinists, Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen and Frederik Øland, and violist Asbjørn Nørgaard frequently played chamber music together and became best friends. In 2001, they began studying with professor Tim Frederiksen of The Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen, who encouraged them to form a quartet.

While enrolled at The Royal Academy of Music, in 2008, Norwegian cellist Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin joined the quartet. While they spend their free time with different hobbies like sailing, cooking, and gaming, they truly enjoy delving into a wide variety of music and hope to continue making music together.


BEETHOVEN: String Quartet, Op. 18, no. 2

SCHNITTKE: String Quartet No. 3

BEETHOVEN: String Quartet, Op. 130

BEETHOVEN: Grosse Fuge, O. 133

About Celebrity Series of Boston

Celebrity Series of Boston was founded in 1938 by pianist and impresario Aaron Richmond. Over the course of its 78-year history, Celebrity Series has presented an array of the world’s greatest performing artists, including Sergei Rachmaninoff, Arturo Toscanini, Ignace Paderewski, Artur Rubenstein, Vladimir Horowitz, Glenn Gould, Fritz Kreisler, Jascha Heifetz, Isaac Stern, Andrés Segovia, Kirsten Flagstad, Marian Anderson, Luciano Pavarotti, Béla Bartók, Igor Stravinsky, Martha Graham, Ballet Russe De Monte Carlo, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Mstislav Rostropovich, and the New York City Opera Company.

The Celebrity Series has been bringing the very best performers–from orchestras and chamber ensembles, vocal and piano music, to dance companies, jazz, and more–to Boston’s major concert halls for 78 years. The Celebrity Series of Boston believes in the power of excellence and innovation in the performing arts to enrich life experiences, transform lives and build better communities. Through its education initiatives, the Celebrity Series seeks to build a community of Greater Boston where the performing arts are a valued, lifelong, shared experience–on stages, in schools, at home– everywhere.

The Celebrity Series of Boston, Inc. receives generous support from Amy & Joshua Boger, Leslie & Howard Appleby, the Boston Cultural Council, The Boston Foundation, the Stephanie L. Brown Foundation, Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC, the Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, Deloitte LLP, Donna & Mike Egan, Foley & Lardner LLP, Gabor Garai & Susan Pravda, David & Harriet Griesinger, Zachary Haroutunian and the Garbis & Arminé Barsoumian Charitable Foundation, the Charles and Cerise Jacobs Charitable Foundation, Paul L. King, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Joseph McNay, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New England Foundation for the Arts, Eleanor & Frank Pao, The Peabody Foundation, PTC, the Cynthia and John S. Reed Foundation, the Royal Little Family Foundation, the Stifler Family Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Henri A. Termeer, Michael and Susan Thonis, Tufts Health Plan, Sanjay & Sangeeta Verma, Nancy Richmond Winsten, Anonymous, and many others.


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