Miró Quartet (Strings)

Friday, February 24, 2023
7:30 PM (ET)
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Performance - Music
Zhenelle LeBel
Music Department
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The Miró Quartet–an Austin, TX-based string quartet who takes its name and inspiration from the Surrealist works of Spanish artist Joan Miró, inhabiting the realm of fantasy and dreams–premieres Microfictions, vol 1., a piece written for them by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw, commissioned in part by Carnegie Hall, in between Haydn’s String Quartet in B flat major, Op. 64, No. 3 and Dvořák’s String Quartet in G major, Op. 106.

The Miró Quartet is one of America’s most celebrated string quartets, having performed throughout the world on the most prestigious concert stages. For twenty-five years the Miró has performed a wide range of repertoire that pays homage to the legacy of the string quartet while looking forward to the future of chamber music by commissioning new works and collaborating with some of today’s most important artists. Thriving on Austin's storied music scene, the Miró takes pride in finding new ways to communicate with audiences of all backgrounds. Committed to music education, members of the Quartet have given master classes at universities and conservatories throughout the world; and since 2003, has served as quartet-in-residence at the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas, Austin.

Tickets are available at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/zankel/7074/event/1310550. $15 General Public/ $8 Students (Non-Skidmore) & Seniors/ $5 Skidmore Community w/ ID. Seating is general admission and doors open 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance.

Presented by the Skidmore College Department of Music. Made possible with the generous support of the Elisabeth Luce Moore Chamber Music Residency.

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Miro Quartet 3_credit Michael Thad Carter
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