The Escher String Quartet, acclaimed for its musical insight and tonal beauty, will perform at 3 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 24 at Minsky Recital Hall at the Collins Center for the Arts.

Musicians Adam Barnett-Hart (violin), Aaron Boyd (violin), Pierre Lapointe (viola) and ​Brook Speltz (cello) take their name from Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher because they’re inspired by his method of interplay between individual components working together to form a whole.

The New York ensemble came to the attention of key musical figures worldwide soon after forming in 2005. Itzhak Perlman invited the group to be Quartet in Residence at the Perlman Chamber Music Programme on Shelter Island, New York. A former BBC New Generation Artist, the quartet has performed at the BBC Proms at Cadogan Hall and is a regular guest at Wigmore Hall.

The planned Sept. 24 program includes: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Quartet in B-flat Major, K. 458 “The Hunt”; Thomas Ades – Arcadiana for String Quartet; Edvard Grieg – Quartet in g minor, Op. 27.

In its review of the ensemble, The Denver Post wrote: “Total focus, unflagging energy, bottomless technique and, perhaps most important, rare musical insight and a profound level of cohesion.”

After the concert, Andres von Huene’s sculpture Mina will be unveiled. The sculpture, created in association with the Littlefield Gallery Sculptor-in-Residence Program, will reside in the CCA lobby. Following the dedication, a reception will be held for the musicians and concert attendees.

For more information, and to buy tickets (​$35 for adults)​, visit​ the CCA website. ​For ​free tickets for ​ K-12 youth accompanied by a paying adult, call 207.581.1755. This is a selection in the John I. and Elizabeth E. Patches Chamber Music Series; K-12 students will be admitted free to chamber music shows this season.


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