Atlantic String Quartet

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Members

Haydn  •  String Quartet, Op. 20, No. 2 in C major
Britten  •  String Quartet No. 2
Beethoven  •  String Quartet No. 1, Op. 18

The Atlantic String Quartet has established itself as one of the most prominent chamber music ensembles in the Baltimore-Washington area. In addition to previous appearances on the Sundays At Three series, it has performed at Chamber Music by Candlelight, the Embassy Series, Music in the Great Hall, Sundays at Central, Music in the Mansion at Strathmore, the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick and Blackrock Center in Germantown. They performed as guest artists at the Quartet Program at Bucknell in Pensylvania, which YoYo Ma called “The best program of its kind…a training ground for lifemanship.”

The Baltimore Sun said of an Atlantic String Quartet performance of Dvorak’s “American” Quartet, “Ensemble was tight throughout; phrasing was uniformly ardent and communicative; the group’s smoothly-blended tone had considerable richness.” The Sun also stated that during its rendition of Beethoven’s Opus 74 string quartet the quartet “demonstrated the kind of inter-communication skills that characterize full-time chamber ensembles,” and called the group’s Baltimore premiere of Larry Hoffman’s String Quartet No. 1: “The Blues,” now available on a CD of the composer’s works, “taut and atmospheric.” The Washington Post praised the quartet for “willingness to take risks,” and noted that the members “share a sense of the explosive.” The Frederick Gazette said, “The players attacked this intensive masterpiece with a gritty tone color that sent sparks flying in all directions. Their performance was a study in ferocity, as they drenched the listener in splashes of exquisite color.”

Karin Brown, viola
Bo Li, cello
Gregory Mulligan, violin
Audrey Wright, violin