7879 Spring Avenue
Elkins Park, PA 19027
Geoffrey Michaels & Philip Kates, violins
David Giles, viola ~ Charles Forbes, cello
The Philadelphia-based Liebesfreud is an ensemble devoted primarily to the performance of great literature for the string quartet. The name, meaning Love's Joy, is best known as that of a heartfelt piece by beloved violinist Fritz Kreisler. The main focus of Liebesfreud's work is the "heart" of the classical repertoire, such as is offered in programs of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert in the Kimmel Center's "Free in the Plaza" series, on our "Last Fridays" series at the Philadelphia Art Alliance and, since 2003, in the ensemble's annual "Beethoven's Birthday" celebrations at the Trinity Center for Urban Life.