NY Philharmonic players form string quartet

Concertmaster Frank Huang, Principal Associate Concertmaster Sheryl Staples, Principal Viola Cynthia Phelps, and Principal Cello Carter Brey will appear as the New York Philharmonic String Quartet.

Their hitherto unannounced debut is scheduled tonight.


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  • Not seeing anything about a quartet performance on that link. Next week they are performing Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence – a sextet commonly performed by non-established groups. It’s another matter entirely to form a string quartet – give us more info on that if it exists.

  • The “listen” tab for “Absolute Jest” sounds like a piece for string orchestra with concertante string quartet (for instance like Elgar’s Introduction & Allegro). As usual, NL takes a fairly straightforward event and finds some weird way to misrepresent it.

  • If you read the article it notes upcoming performances solely as a quartet (not as soloists with the NYP) this spring, summer, and a debut at 92nd Street Y in the fall. I’ll bet this ensemble will sound fabulous! These are tremendous instrumentalists and artists. Can’t wait to hear them!

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