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Miro Quartet to Perform

Originally Posted on admin, September 27, 2007

News & Publications: Santa Fe

Miro Quartet to Perform at St. John’s College

Who:          The Miro Quartet:
                   Joshua Gindele, Cello; John Largess, Viola; Sandy Yamamoto, Violin; Daniel Ching, Violin

When:        Saturday, September 29th, 8 p.m.

Where:      Great Hall, Peterson Student Center, St. John’s College

Program: Beethoven: Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4
Zorn: Necronomicon 
Dvorak: Quintet in A major, Op. 81 (with Peter Pesic, tutor at St. John’s College, piano)

Tickets are $20.00 at the door.

The dynamic Miró Quartet, one of America's highest-profile chamber groups, will perform at St. John’s College on Saturday, September 29, at 8 pm in the Great Hall. Tickets are $20 at the door.

The program will include Beethoven’s Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4; Zorn’s Necronomicon;  Dvorak’s Quintet in A major, Op. 81 (with Peter Pesic, tutor at St. John’s College, on piano).

Founded in 1995 at the Oberlin Conservatory, the Miró Quartet has risen to the top of the international chamber music scene in just a decade, captivating audiences and critics around the world with its youthful intensity and mature interpretations. In 2005, the Quartet was the first ensemble to be awarded the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant.

The Miró Quartet has been Faculty String Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Texas at Austin for several years. Its members - violinists Daniel Ching and Sandy Yamamoto, violist John Largess, and cellist Joshua Gindele - teach and coach chamber music there, while maintaining an active international touring schedule.

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