The Miró Quartet
Friday, January 20th, 2017 • 7:30pm
Occidental Center for the Arts
Back by popular demand, this incredible quartet will only appear in our small hall one night. Last year, playing to critical acclaim at the larger Shroeder Hall, this is your chance to hear the quartet on a more intimate level, for a breathtaking, live performance that can’t be duplicated.
Formed in 1995, the Miró Quartet is consistently praised for their deeply musical interpretations, exciting performances, & thoughtful programming. Each season, the they perform throughout the world on the most important chamber music series & on the most prestigious concert stages, garnering accolades from critics & 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; 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.
Beethoven: Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131
Beethoven: Quartet in A minor, Op. 132
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