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Takács Quartet with Jeremy Denk: University Musical Society.:

Founded in Hungary in 1975, this world-renowned, Boulder-based ensemble—a UMS crowd favorite—is known for its warmth, eloquence, and discipline, and for the ease with which it masters demanding pieces. Violinists Edward Dusinberre and Harumi Rhodes, violist Richard O’Neill, and cellist András Fejér are “four of the best string alchemists on the planet,” writes a Chicago Tribune reviewer. Guest musician Jeremy Denk, a multifaceted pianist who won a 2013 MacArthur Fellowship and was named Musical America’s 2014 Instrumentalist of the Year, joins the quartet in a performance of Schumann’s ebullient Piano Quintet, which features a fiendishly difficult piano part written for his wife Clara, herself a distinguished pianist. Also, Haydn’s String Quartet in F Major and the String Quartet in E-flat major by Fanny Mendelssohn (Felix’s sister). 7:30 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Mask required if Washtenaw County is in the CDC’s high-risk category. Tickets $30 (students, $12–20), in advance at tickets.ums.org, the Michigan League box office, & by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764–2538.

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