Members of The Capitol Ensemble – Phillip Levy and Lucia Micarelli (violins), Benjamin Ullery (viola), and Eric Byers (cello) –perform Schumann: String Quartet in A minor, Opus 41, No. 1, and Ravel: String Quartet in F major.
Noted for a sound which is “richly upholstered and well balanced,” the Capitol Ensemble is a unique group of musicians dedicated to the live performance of an eclectic range of repertoire, ranging from the Baroque to the 21st century. The members have collaborated with some of the world’s most renowned artists, including Mstislav Rostropovich, Sir Neville Marriner, Michael Tilson Thomas, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Janos Starker, and Leonard Bernstein.
The ensemble has given live broadcasts on National Public Radio, and has premiered and recorded new works by several California composers. Appearing regularly in L.A.’s concert halls and recording stages, and teaching at Southern California universities, they also perform as soloists and chamber musicians in many international festivals.
The ensemble is celebrating its 18th season as Artists in Residence for LACMA’s Sundays Live, and is featured on the program’s theme music.
Sundays Live is made possible by the Colburn Foundation in memory of Ed Edelman and the Sidney Stern Memorial Trust