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Escher String Quartet with Jordan Bak, viola

Sunday, April 14, 2024
3:30pm to 5:30pm
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Beckman Auditorium
  • Public Event

Like artist M.C. Escher, for whom it is named, the Escher String Quartet creates its own ‘impossible constructions', simultaneously showcasing each instrument's part while melding them into one, offering audiences unusual views and new perspectives. As The Guardian noted, the ensemble displays "fabulous unanimity, tonal warmth and care over detail."

Jordan Bak has achieved international acclaim as a trailblazing artist, praised for his radiant stage presence, dynamic interpretations, and fearless power. Only the third violist to earn the Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School, Bak currently serves as Assistant Professor at Bowling Green State University.


  • Mendelssohn – Quartet No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 12
  • Janáček – Quartet No. 2, "Intimate Letters"
  • Brahms – Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 111



Founded in 1904 by Alice Coleman (later Alice Coleman Batchelder), the Coleman Chamber Music Association is one of the oldest organizations in the United States dedicated to the presentation, understanding, and enjoyment of chamber music.

See the Coleman website for the full list of 2023-2024 concerts.

For more information, please contact Coleman Chamber Music Association by phone at 626-793-4191 or by email at or visit the Coleman Association website.
$60, $55, $45, $35; discounts available for youth, Caltech/JPL, and series buyers