Ciompi Quartet

Duke’s Rare Book Room Having moved through the musical ages with its Lunchtime Classics programs in Duke’s Rare Book Room at Perkins Library, members of the resident Ciompi Quartet take on a striking final piece: Belá Bartók’s five-movement String Quartet No. 4 in C major challenges traditional tonality, crafting a punctuated progression that captures listeners and sets the piece firmly in any selection of essential chamber music. The free, hour-long program is the last in a four-part series of noon concerts. The series made its Duke Performances debut this season as part of a tiered Ciompi concert experience offering First Course talk-back discussions for $5 in advance of all-out concert hall performances for $20great strategy for a local institution and new audiences. See www.dukeperformances.duke.edu. Margaret Hair