Remembering an evening with Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Photo: Philip Seymour Hoffman in 2010The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman over the weekend came as a surprise to many. He was found dead in his New York apartment of an apparent drug overdose.

Hoffman was considered one of the finest actors of his generation. He had memorable roles in films like "Capote," "Boogie Nights" and "The Big Lebowski."

But in October of 2007, Hoffman agreed to a do a one-night-only performance at Carnegie Hall with the Boulder-based Takács Quartet. The late actor read selections from Philip Roth’s novel "Everyman" interspersed with music by Philip Glass and Estonian composer Arvo Part.

"It was an unforgettable evening," Ed Dusinberre, first violinist for the Takács, says.

Dusinberre wrote about Hoffman in a post published to the quartet's Facebook page on Monday: