A superlative string quartet will grace the Visitor Center Theater at Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock for November’s Music at the Museum, a Billings Farm Chamber Concert. The performance by the Balourdet Quartet takes place on Sunday, November 20 at 2:00PM and is presented by Billings Farm and concert organizers David Green and Margaret Edwards.
The Balourdet Quartet is the New England Conservatory’s resident professional string quartet. Its four musicians came together in 2018 at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in Houston. They have since made a name for their quartet in classical music circles, winning the Grand Prize at the 2021 Concert Artists Guild Victor Emalch Competition, as well as prizes at the Banff, the Paolo Borciani, and the Carl Nielsen competitions. Angela Bae, originally of Seoul, Korea, is the first violinist and is joined by violinist Justin DeFilippis. Violist Benjamin Zannoni studied at the Manhattan School of Music’s Pinchas Zuckerman Performance Program, as well as at Juilliard. Cellist Russell Houston studied at Northwestern University’s Colburn Conservatory as well as at Stanford.
For their November 20th performance, the quartet will be playing Joseph Haydn’s “Sunrise” String Quartet, Opus 76, No. 4 (1797-98), Hugo Wolf’s Italian Serenade (1887), and Felix Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in E minor, Opus 44, No. 2 (1839).
Music at the Museum: A Billings Farm Chamber Music Concert tickets are $15/person. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended. For tickets and more information, visit billingsfarm.org/events/music-at-the-museum-november/ or call 802-457-2355 and press 0.
Billings Farm & Museum is seeking new ways to engage the community with a variety of events, and programs featuring arts and music that inspire connections to each other and our world. Along with food and sustainable workshops, upcoming cultural events include the Woodstock Vermont Film Series kicking off the season on November 19.