The Pompeian Room's bright acoustic and luxurious surroundings will provide a fitting setting for the West Coast debut of a unique ensemble of four internationally-acclaimed artists who have enjoyed success as soloists with major symphonies. Two years ago these women joined forces to create a piano quartet. An immediate success, the ensemble is in great demand with performances at prestigious venues, which now include the Doheny Mansion. Led by Baiba Skride, a Latvian violinist celebrated for her "inherently and unfailingly beautiful tone" (The Strad), they'll bring flawless precision and breathtaking musicality to piano quartets by Mozart (No. 1 in g, K. 478), Brahms (in g, Op. 25), and Mahler — whose piano quartet is his only surviving piece of chamber music without voice.
Catered Reception with artists following the concert
The Doheny Soirées Series is cosponsored by Barbara Jury and J.H.B. Kean & Toby E. Mayman.