• Members of the Endellion String Quartet enjoy fish and chips. They will perform a Mozart quintet at MIT this Friday with Professor Marcus Thompson.

    Members of the Endellion String Quartet enjoy fish and chips. They will perform a Mozart quintet at MIT this Friday with Professor Marcus Thompson.

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Thompson, quartet to celebrate Mozart

Members of the Endellion String Quartet enjoy fish and chips. They will perform a Mozart quintet at MIT this Friday with Professor Marcus Thompson.


The Endellion Quartet makes its third appearance at MIT this Friday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium, this time with internationally acclaimed violist Marcus Thompson, the Robert R. Taylor Professor of Music at MIT. Thompson will perform Mozart's Viola Quintet in G Minor with the acclaimed British ensemble, which is now in its 25th year.

The concert is the second in a series scheduled for this year and next in which Thompson will perform all six viola quintets composed by Mozart with visiting string quartets. The concerts are being held in commemoration of the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth.

Friday's program also includes Sir Michael Tippett's Quartet No. 2 and Haydn's Quartet Op. 20, No. 2.

For more information, call x3-2826.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 26, 2005 (download PDF).


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