Chamber Music Concert
“…the Miró played with explosive vigor and technical finesse.”– The New York Times
Performance April 7
Beyond control of dynamics, the string players achieved remarkable unanimity of sound, playing as one down to the pressure and strokes of their bows. This is the consistency of performance by the Miró Quartet, who have been together for over 20 years.
You do not want to miss the concert in their upcoming performance at 2:30 pm in Faye Spanos Concert Hall, on Sunday April 7, 2019.
As the Miró Quartet played Beethoven’s Op. 131 in a recent concert, the audience heard
the mournful opening that is loneliness distilled into its sonic essence, a manic jocularity, an uneasy tranquility as a warning motif from the cello punctuated the serene see-sawing melody of the high strings, concluding with a furious intensity. This is the highest level of chamber music that our community has an opportunity to appreciate in the upcoming concert.
The remarkable artists in the Miró Quartet are Daniel Ching, violin, William Fedkenheuer, violin, John Largess, viola, and Joshua Gindele, cello. The Quartet, formed in 1995, was awarded first prize at several national and international competitions including the Banff International String Quartet Competition and the Naumburg Chamber Music Competition. Deeply committed to music education, members of the Quartet have given master classes at universities and conservatories throughout the world, and since 2003 the Miró has served as the quartet-in-residence at the University of Texas at Austin Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music. In 2005, the Quartet became the first ensemble ever to be awarded the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant.
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.
The Miró Quartet will provide a rich and rewarding chamber music concert presented by Stockton’s Friends of Chamber Music. Come enjoy the concert.
Tickets are $25 and are available in the lobby of Faye Spanos Concert Hall at UOP starting at 2:00 pm, 30 minutes before the concert. Students of any age are admitted free.
The audience is invited to meet the musicians at a reception following the concert.
Friends of Chamber Music concerts are presented in cooperation with Pacific and its Conservatory of Music. For a brochure or more information about the FOCM annual series, please call 209-956-2868 or visit www.chambermusicfriends.org.