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PT @ La Jolla SummerFest 2003
Tea for Three: Exploring the String Trio
PT's final perf-chat from La Jolla SummerFest 2003 breaks down the string quartet to explore its component parts, including violin duos, string trios, and an unusual pairing of violin and viola. Three-fourths of the former Whitman String Quartet and violinist Adele Anthony join host Fred Child on stage at the Bishop's School in La Jolla.

Listen to the entire feature (52:28)

La Jolla SummerFest photos ©2003 Ken Jacques Photography
Violinist Adele Anthony
Violinist Adele Anthony
Violinist Michael Shih
Violinist Michael Shih
Violist Ori Kam
Violist Ori Kam
Cellist Kristina Cooper
Cellist Kristina Cooper

Passacaglia in G minor for violin and viola
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) / Arr. Johann Halvorsen (1864-1935)
        Adele Anthony, violin -- bio
        Ori Kam, viola -- bio

Divertimento in E-flat, K. 563, Mvt. 1 - Allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
        Michael Shih, violin -- bio
        Ori Kam, viola
        Kristina Reiko Cooper, cello -- bio

Scherzo from String Trio in C minor, Op. 9, No. 3
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
        Michael Shih, violin
        Ori Kam, viola
        Kristina Reiko Cooper, cello

Serenade for String Trio: Marcia (I) & Romanza (II)
Ernst von Dóhnanyi (1877-1960)
        Michael Shih, violin
        Ori Kam, viola
        Kristina Reiko Cooper, cello

Selected Duos
Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
1. Cushion Dance
2. New Year's Song
3. Mosquito Dance
4. Romanian Dance
        Adele Anthony and Michael Shih, violins

The Life of a Quartet
Former members of the Whitman String Quartet -- Cooper, Kam and Shih -- reflect on their time together, and what it takes for a young string quartet to be successful.

In Depth