Fine Art Chamber Players: Bancroft Family Concert, The Cézanne Quartet

It’s been 5 days since the Bancroft Family Concerts have ended. They’ve held a strong appearance in the Art & Musical community starting back in October of 2016 through May 2017 with their classical music concerts held at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA).

The series of classical concerts ended with an outstanding performance by the, Cézanne Quartet consisting of violist, Eleanor Dunbar, second violinist Lauren Densinger, violist, Steven Juarez, and cellist, Elizabeth White. The Cézanne Quartet played pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Franz Schubert (1797-1828), and Béla Bartók (1881-1945). Each piece was played passionately, beautifully and smashing every expectation.

From left— The Cézanne Quartet violist, Steven Juarez, violinist Lauren Densinger, Cathy and Eric Barr, violist, Eleanor Dunbar, and cellist, Elizabeth White. Dallas May 13, 2017. (Noah Winston/ Noah Winston Photography)


From left— The Cézanne Quartet, Eleanor Dunbar, Lauren Densinger,Steven Juarez, Elizabeth White. Dallas May 13, 2017. (Noah Winston/ Noah Winston Photography)

Never before have I heard a piece by Mozart being played live in concert. My very being was in sync with the slashing of the violin bow rubbing intensely against the strings. The way the cello was being played brought me back to a time when I saw Yo-Yo Ma play his solo at the 2015 BBC Proms. It was a night to remember —wishing for many, many more.

While the room was in mute we all listened carefully as a stage filled access left their mark on us. They made themselves clarion as they play. Béla Bartók String Quartet No. 6, Sz. 114 just as well made me feel impuissant to leave my seat— being told to sit by my own self-conscious. Now that the concerts are over we can look forward to this year’s Summer, Basically Beethoven Festival starting July 9th to the 30th. For more information please visit their website http://www.fineartschamberplayers.org