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Costa Mesa, CA (Four Movements for Two Pianos)

April 28

Dream House Quartet

April 28, 2023

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Info and tickets here

A daring triumph.  —Pitchfork

The extraordinary celebrity of the pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque… immersing themselves in an increasingly youthful repertoire. —The Guardian

Formed in 2018, Dream House Quartet fuses decades of musical mastery of classical and contemporary forms, featuring the luminaries Katia and Marielle Labèque on dueling pianos along with acclaimed composer-guitarists Bryce Dessner (The National) and David Chalmin (innocence, la terre invisible) performing radical new commissions from visionary composers and pivotal contemporary works of the last half century. 

In its first-ever world tour, this all-star ensemble will bring singular interpretations of several highly influential works of minimalist pioneers and contemporary composers to Orange County for the first time. The original double album Minimalist Dream House(released in 2013) gathered interpretations of compositions by pioneers of minimalism and their successors, including Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt, Thom Yorke of Radiohead, Aphex Twin and Brian Eno – artists who bend musical time and space as much as the Labèques, while enjoying the paradoxical freedom of minimalism’s limitations. 

The OC premiere of Dream House Quartet will feature highlights from the record as well as new works commissioned for the group by current luminaries Thom Yorke, Timo Andres, Meredith Monk, Steve Reich and ensemble members Dessner and Chalmin.

This performance includes a pre-show talk with musicologist Dr. Byron Adams and will be an incredible showcase of thriving, vibrant, living art form that is “classical music.”  


April 28