The Miró String Quartet performs on Sunday, March 8 at 3 p.m. on the Union
College Concert Series.
Now in its 19th year, the Miró String Quartet is at the forefront of American quartets today. They begin their program with Haydn’s late Quartet in D Minor, Op. 76, No. 2, and end the first half with a new work written for the Quartet by the legendary composer Gunther Schuller. They close the program with Schubert’s monumental Quartet in G Major, D. 887. The concert will be preceded by a free lecture by composer and Vassar College faculty Richard Wilson at 1:45pm.
Formed in 1995, the 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. The Miró has served as the quartet-in-residence at the University of Texas at Austin Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music since 2003.
Concert highlights of recent seasons include a highly anticipated and sold out return to Carnegie Hall to perform Beethoven’s complete Opus 59 Quartets (which they also recorded); collaborations with award-winning actor Stephen Dillane as part of Lincoln Center’s White Lights Festival; and festival appearances at Chamber Music Northwest, Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, Music@Menlo, and Ottawa ChamberFest.
Individual tickets are $25 or $10 for students. Subscription packages offer significant savings. For information, call (518) 388-6080 or click here.