The San Diego Union-Tribune
Beth Wood
February 6, 2019

If your image of a string quartet is musicians formally dressed in black playing Beethoven, you’re half right when it comes to the Danish String Quartet. The other half is that the recent first-time Grammy nominees have another stage persona as well, involving casual clothes, Nordic folk songs — and beer.

Beginning Thursday, the quartet will perform three distinctive concerts for the La Jolla Music Society to kick off its three-year residency. Its Friday and Saturday concerts will be held at La Jolla’s Auditorium at TSRI, one as part of the Revelle Chamber Music series.

Thursday’s performance — “Thursday Skål!” — will take place at Barrio Logan’s basileIE Gallery. Sponsored by Mikkeller Brewing, it will be a standing-only event. Skål!, by the way, is Danish for “Cheers!”