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Virtual Performance: Miró Quartet

Sunday, March 29, 4:00PM
Sunday, April 5, 4:00PM

Join us for a special virtual encore performance of the September 2018 Music in the Park series performance from Miró Quartet. The full performance will be posted at 4:00 pm on Sunday, March 29 and will be available to listen to on our website for one week.

Special thanks to:

  • Miró Quartet, represented by MKI Artists
  • Composer Kevin Puts
  • Audio Recording and Mixing: William Lund and Kathrine Handford of Digital on Location
  • Photography: Galen Higgins
  • Saint Anthony Park United Church of Christ

In honor of the Miró Quartet and composer Kevin Puts, Schubert Club has pledged support for the Solidarity Fund at New Music USA. Set up by a group of visionary composers and musicians, the New Music Solidarity Fund will help freelance performers with urgent financial needs following cancelations of their work in this initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic by offering emergency grants. 

Hailed by The New York Times as possessing “explosive vigor and technical finesse”, the dynamic Miró Quartet, one of America’s highest-profile chamber groups, enjoys its place at the top of the international chamber music scene. Founded in 1995 at the Oberlin Conservatory, the quartet met with immediate success winning first prize at the 50th annual Coleman Chamber Music Competition in April 1996, and taking both the first and grand prizes at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition two months later. In 2005, the Quartet received the Cleveland Quartet Award and was the first ensemble ever to be awarded the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant.  The quartet’s program comprises quartets by Schumann and Mendelssohn and, honoring their fierce devotion to contemporary music, Kevin Puts’ third string quartet entitled “Credo”. The Miró Quartet is named for the surrealist Spanish artist Joan Miró.

The Fall 2018 issue of An Die Musik is available HERE. Program notes for Miró Quartet begin on page 10.