Orion String Quartet - Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library – November 6, 2011
We’ve been seeing these guys intermittently over the past dozen or so years. The level of quality is consistently high, and while they focus on classical, they are not averse to adding a dash of modernism here and there (Webern on this particular day). Believe it or not, the sounds made by sketching can be audible and disturbing during quiet passages, and I had never found the settings of previous appearances (at Mannes School) to be conducive to sketching. I took liberties at the more familiar and forgiving Cole Auditorium to have at it. Patter between pieces is unpredictably charming. The violinists are brothers, and they switched positions after the intermission, so I had to re-do one of the sketches based on the new positioning.