This Thursday, the Danish String Quartet returns to Rackham Auditorium to grace the UMS program for the second time. Their program for Thursday includes string quartet pieces by Haydn, Beethoven, and the Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen. Although the quartet is now a world-renowned traveling group, they come from stunning humble and interesting origins. The three founding members of the group met at summer camp for musicians when not yet teenagers and formed friendships through playing soccer together. The group was officially formed when the members were just 15 and 16, and despite their notable success over the past 15 years, still name “hanging out with friends” as their favorite part of music.
Listen to the Danish String Quartet: