Saturday, June 10, 2017
7:30pm, Joseph F. Wheeler Theater
Sponsored by Nelly and Jim Tretter
Haydn – Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 71, No. 3
Dvorák – Selections from “Cypresses,” B152
Dvorák – Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81 (with Lucinda Carver)
Formed in 1995, the Miró Quartet is consistently praised for their deeply musical interpretations, exciting performances, and thoughtful programming. Each season, they perform throughout the world on the most important chamber music series and on the most prestigious concert stages, garnering accolades from critics and audiences alike. Based in Austin, TX, the Miró Quartet took its name from the Spanish artist, Joan Miró, whose surrealist works—with subject matter drawn from the realm of memory and imaginative fantasy—are some of the most original of the 20th century.
Concert highlights of recent seasons include a highly anticipated and sold out return to Carnegie Hall to perform Beethoven’s complete Opus 59 Quartets and collaborations with award-winning actor Stephen Dillane as part of Lincoln Center’s White Lights Festival. Miró Quartet took first prizes at several national and international competitions including the Banff International String Quartet Competition and the Naumburg Chamber Music Competition. In 2005, the Miró Quartet became the first ensemble ever to be awarded the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant.