If you have not yet heard our spectacular in-residence and world renown quartet, you are in for quite a treat this Friday!
Event: Mir Quartet
Date: Friday, March 07, 2008
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Bates Recital Hall
Webcast: Broadcast will begin a few minutes before the performance.
A Way A Lone by Toru Takemitsu
Quintet for Piano and Strings in E-flat Major, op. 44 by Robert Schumann
String Quartet in D Major, K. 499, “Hoffmeister” by W.A. Mozart
Details: With Robert Freeman, piano
Parking: San Jacinto Garage
Contact: Email – School of Music Information
Phone – Music Hotline (512) 471-5401
Fees: $17 General Public
Tickets are available at the door.
The University of Texas at Austin is one of very few universities to have an in-residence string quartet of such world class magnitude as the Miro Quartet. Members teach privately, coach chamber music, perform locally and maintain an international touring schedule. Students at the School of Music have luxurious access to these amazing performers who really care about the future of classical music and young musicians.
The Miro Quartet, named after the Spanish surrealist painter Joan Miro has been at the University of Texas at Austin for three years. They formed in 1995 at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and have won such prestigious awards such as the Naumberg Chamber Music Award, the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, and the Cleveland Quartet Award among many.
The quartet has mastered the repertoire of the past and is continuously sought out to perform contemporary commissions. Performing with the Miro Quartet on Friday will be Robert Freeman, pianist and former dean of the College of Fine Arts.
I was very lucky to have had the opportunity to study with members of the Miro Quartet. They are a joyous and endearing people and that love comes through their music. Hope to see you there!
Check out the Miro Quartet website which includes bios and concert schedules:
This is a tribute to all students who are ready for spring break: