Tessera Quartet to perform in Rhinebeck

RHINEBECK — The Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society presents The Tessera Quartet at 4 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Church of the Messiah, Route 9, Rhinebeck.

The quartet will play music of Mendelsohn, Liebermann and Sibelius.

A pre-concert talk begins at 3:30 p.m. There is a post-concert reception with the artists.

Tickets are $25, $5 for students; children under 13 are free.

Visit www.rhinebeckmusic.org or call 845-876-2870.

The Tessera Quartet was formed under the guidance of the renowned Juilliard String Quartet in 2007. The quartet has collaborated with pianist Claude Frank and composer/pianist Lowell Liebermann, whose complete quartets it is recording.

Highlights of the 2009-10 season include a New York debut on the New School (Schneider) Concerts series, a special project with British pianist Hamish Milne at the Brooklyn Friends of Chamber Music, a centennial concert honoring composer and Renaissance scholar Harold Brown, and residencies at Georgetown University and the Peabody Conservatory Preparatory.

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