Route 44/272, Norfolk, CT 06058. Phone: 860-542-3000.
The Artis Quartet will be in residence at Norfolk for two weeks and will perform on Friday, July 4 (Dvořák's American Quartet); Saturday, July 5 (quartets by Zemlinsky and Mozart, as well as Brahms' Piano Quintet with pianist Peter Frankl; Friday, July 11 (Brahms' Clarinet Quintet with Richard Stoltzman) and on Saturday, July 12 (quartets by Mozart and Brahms, as well as Dohnanyi's Piano Quintet No. 2 with Peter Frankl). Founded in Vienna in 1980, the Artis Quartet (Peter Schuhmayer, violin; Johannes Meissl, violin; Herbert Kefer, viola; Othmar Muller, cello) began their international career in 1985 with concerts in Carnegie Hall (New York), the Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), Suntory Hall (Tokyo), the Philharmonie and Konzerthaus (Berlin), the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Salle Pleyel and Théatre de Champs-Elysées (Paris), Santa Caecilia (Rome) and Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires). Permanently in residence in Vienna, they have performed an annual cycle of concerts at the Wiener Musikverein since 1988. In 1991 the quartet was invited to play all 23 Mozart quartets in both Tokyo and Vienna, and their more than 30 albums have won awards such as the Echo Klassik, Indie Award, Grand Prix du Disque, the Diapason d'Or and the Midem Classical Award in Cannes.Check the website for tickets and a full schedule of events.