Four for a Night: The Mandelring Quartet at SCFTA

On Feb. 24th, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts will play host to a German quartet that’s been described as blazing with light and energy. And though the Samueli Theater is more like a cabaret theater or a nightclub that just happens to be staging a German quartet, you can be sure that the Mandelring Quartet’s set will be intimate and close, meaning that you’ll be awash in that light and energy from start to finish.

Founded in 1983 by siblings Sebastian, Nanette and Bernhard Schmidt, the group now has become a highly acclaimed performance troupe that’s toured around the world. They’ve even hosted their own music festival abroad, called HAMBACHERMusikFEST, which brings together lovers of chamber music.

The February concert will include  favorites like Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in A minor, Op. 13, Bartók’s String Quartet No. 5 and Mozart’s String Quartet in C Major, K. 465 “Dissonance.” In addition to the show, a preview talk by Dr. Byron Adams is planned for fans to get up close and personal with this amazing group of musicians.

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts is located at 600 Town Center Dr., in Costa Mesa. For more information about the Mandelring Quartet, visit their official web site. To purchase tickets, call the Segerstrom Center for the Arts directly at 714.556.2787 or visit their official web site at

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