Our second installment of Chamber Connect features the Miró Quartet! Join us Saturday, April 4 at 8 PM on YouTube Premieres for selections from the Quartet’s concert at our 2019 Festival. The concert was the inaugural performance of Miró’s Quartet Archive Project and includes music by Mozart, Glière, Franck, and Schubert. ACMC Artistic Director Michelle Schumann also joins the program to perform a piece by Adrien-Françoise Servais for cello and piano. The Miró Quartet will be joining the watch party; if you have a Google or YouTube account, you can interact with them while watching the performance. If you do not have an account, you can still enjoy the video and view the comment feed.
String Quartet No. 17 in B-flat Major, K. 458 | W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)
- Allegro vivace assai
- Allegro assai
String Quartet No. 1 in A Major, Op. 2; III. Variations: Andantino | Reinhold Glière (1875-1956)
String Quartet in D Major; II. Scherzo: Vivace | César Franck (1822-1890)
Fantaisie sur deux airs russes, Op. 13 | Adrien-François Servais (1807-1866)
Joshua Gindele, cello
Michelle Schumann, piano
String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden,” IV. Presto | Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
Daniel Ching & Will Fedkenheuer, violins
John Largess, viola
Joshua Gindele, cello
The Miró Quartet is one of America’s most celebrated and dedicated string quartets, and for the past twenty years has performed on the world’s most prestigious concert stages, earning accolades from passionate critics and audiences alike. Based in Austin, TX, and thriving on the area’s storied music scene, the Miró takes pride in finding new ways to communicate with audiences of all backgrounds while cultivating the tradition of chamber music. The Quartet’s 2018-19 season includes performances for the New York Philharmonic with Gabriel Kahane; collaborations with Anton Nel, Clive Greensmith, and Martin Beaver; and appearances with the Detroit Chamber Music Society and the LMMC in Montreal. Other recent highlights include performances at the Phillips Collection, the Green Music Center, Chamber Music Northwest, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, as well as collaborations with David Shifrin, Andre Watts, and Wu Han. 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.