Events | Eclectic Salon

Los Angeles | November 18, 2016 | 8:00 PM

Varian Fry Quartett of the Berlin Philharmonic

Varian Fry Quartett - Image: Stephan Röhl


The younger members of the Berliner Philharmoniker also uphold the Philharmoniker tradition of becoming involved in chamber music alongside their orchestral activities. In the 2012/2013 season, the four musicians Philipp Bohnen and Marlene Ito (violin), Martin von der Nahmer (viola), and Rachel Helleur (cello) founded the Varian Fry Quartet, named after the American journalist and freedom fighter Varian Fry (October 15, 1907 September 13, 1967). Fry ran a rescue network in Vichy France that helped over 2,000 anti-Nazi and Jewish refugees to escape Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, among them being Lion and Marta Feuchtwanger.

The November 18th concert at Villa Aurora is the quartet’s exclusive appearence in Southern California.


W.A. Mozart Divertimento F-Major KV 138
Beethoven String Quartet Nr. 10 Es-Major, op. 74 "Harfenquartett"
—— intermission ——
Anton Webern, Five Movements for String Quartet, op. 5
Maurice Ravel, String Quartet F-Major

$ 15 General, $10 Friends of Villa Aurora members
Buy tickets online
Tickets at the door will be $20.

Villa Aurora, 520 Paseo Miramar, Los Angeles, CA 90272
There is street parking on Los Liones Drive. Shuttle starts at 7 p.m. on the corner of Los Liones and Sunset.

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