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Campus Pick New quartet Sonos to debut on Beethoven's birthday


Featuring Bayla Keyes, violin; Marcus Thompson, viola; Andres Diaz, cello; and David Deveau, piano.

Works by Beethoven, Schnittke, Hindemith, and Brahms.

Saturday, Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. at Kresge Auditorium.

By Craig K. Chang
Arts Editor

On Beethoven's birthday this Saturday, Sonos, a new quartet featuring two Music and Theater Arts faculty, will debut in Kresge Auditorium. Together with Boston University faculty members Bayla Keyes (violin) and Andres Diaz (cello), Senior Lecturer David Deveau (piano) and Professor Marcus A. Thompson (viola) have created a remarkable ensemble built on musical chemistry. Fate brought together all four local musicians through smaller collaborations and a pivotal, electric reading of the chamber works they love.

The shared love for particular works that forms Sonos' glue is indeed eclectic, as their program this weekend demonstrates. The birthday performance will include Beethoven's Trio in E-flat for Violin, Cello, and Piano, Op. 1, No. 1; Schnittke's String Trio (1985); Hindemith's Duet for Viola and Cello; and Brahms' Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25. Admission is free with an MIT ID.