LOVE AND DUTY: A CELEBRATION OF THE CHAMBER MUSIC OF BRAHMS

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LOVE AND DUTY:
A CELEBRATION OF THE CHAMBER MUSIC OF BRAHMS

FEATURING MIRÓ QUARTET
DANIEL CHING, VIOLIN; WILLIAM FEDKENHEUER, VIOLIN
JOHN LARGESS, VIOLA; JOSHUA GINDELE, CELLO

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
MARTIN BEAVER, VIOLA; CLIVE GREENSMITH, CELLO
DAVID SHIFRIN, CLARINET; ANTON NEL, PIANO
DAVID SMALL, BARITONE; KELLY KUO, PIANO

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 &
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2016, 8:00 PM
AT McCULLOUGH THEATRE
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Presented in Partnership with the
The College of Fine Arts Visiting Artists Chair,
Butler School of Music, and KMFA-FM

“Our visiting guest artists’ impact on the Miró Quartet has been profound, they have shaped a lot of the way we think and play as artists. Each one of them breathes new life into our group every time we get to step onstage together and we hope our BSOM students and colleagues will be equally inspired.” — Miró Quartet

Love and Duty marks the launch of a semester-long celebration of the music of Johannes Brahms, curated by Miró Quartet. In addition to the programs in McCullough Theatre, the project features additional chamber music concerts by Butler School of Music faculty and students, plus a major string quartet seminar.

Miró Quartet cellist and founding member Joshua Gindele describes Brahms as “one of the great lyrical composers in classical music and a compositional genius who wrote fantastic soaring lines.” These two unique programs in McCullough Theatre feature Miró Quartet and special guests in a celebration of the chamber music of Brahms.

The title Love and Duty is culled from Brahms’ inner life turmoil which revolved around the tension between his love for Clara Schumann and his duty to Robert Schumann and his family after Robert’s death. Passion and restraint, and freedom and discipline were emotional polarities in constant conflict in his personal life, and are clearly dramatized in his chamber music.

In addition to $10 tickets for primary, secondary, and college students, Texas Performing Arts is now offering a limited number of $12 tickets to active and retired military personnel for all 2016-2017 Essential Series performances (excludes Broadway and special engagements). A military ID is required. For a schedule of upcoming 2016-2017 season performances, please visit www.TexasPerformingArts.org.

PROGRAMS

Wednesday, November 9:
Songs for Voice and Piano, Op. 43
Sonata Op. 120, no. 2 in E-flat Major for Clarinet
Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114
String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36

Friday, November 11:
Two Songs, Op. 91 for Voice, Viola, and PIano
Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115
String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 18

CAMPUS & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EVENTS:

Master Classes (Open to the public)

· Wind Chamber Music with David Shifrin, clarinet
Monday, November 7, 5 pm
McCullough Theatre

· String Chamber Music with Martin Beaver, violin/viola, and Clive Greensmith, cello
Monday, November 7, 7 pm
McCullough Theatre

· Violin with Martin Beaver
Thursday, November 10, 5 pm
Butler School of Music

· Clarinet with David Shifrin
Thursday, November 10, 5 pm
McCullough Theatre

· Cello with Clive Greensmith
Thursday, November 10, 7 pm
Bates Recital Hall

For more information on this performance, please visit:
http://texasperformingarts.org/season/love-and-duty-celebration-brahms-m....

CALENDAR LISTING
Wednesday, November 9 & Friday, November 11, 2016, 8:00 pm –Texas Performing Arts at The University of Texas at Austin presents Love and Duty: A Celebration of the Chamber Music of Brahms featuring Miró Quartet and Guests at McCullough Theatre (2375 Robert Deadman Dr.). A map of the campus: texasperformingarts.org/visit/maps_directions. Tickets ($40 / Limited $10 student tickets / Limited $12 active & retired Military tickets /discounted tickets available for UT faculty & staff, and seniors) are on sale now at authorized ticket outlets, which include the Bass Concert Hall Ticket Office and all Texas Box Office outlets, online at TexasPerformingArts.org, or by calling (512) 477-6060 or (800) 982-BEVO.

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