- Amphi de l’Opéra
- 1 hour30 minutes
The borders between musical styles are becoming a little more porous every day, and string quartets are often there to convince us of this fact. But such was not always the case. In the 1950s and 1960s, many contemporary musicians saw the quartet as a prehistoric tool in the service of an outdated classicism. But, since the appearance some 40 years ago, of the Kronos Quartet in California, or the Arditti Quartet in London, quartets have been contributing to the blurring of the lines between academic and popular forms of music – as can be heard in the work of the Balanescu with Kraftwerk or the Brodsky with Bjork. For its first season, Opera Underground is delighted to have initiated a collaboration with a young classical quartet who are ready to pick up any artistic gauntlet. The Quatuor Wassily, which is already 5 years old, is made up of young musicians who could be found, at the beginning of the season, alongside Melingo, the Meridian Brothers, and soon Vincent Segal, Pamelia Stickney and Aquaserge. They are back here for this concert with a more classical repertory.