Miró Quartet with Colin Currie, percussion

Miro Quartet
Miró Quartet

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 8:00 pm
Bates Recital Hall
$32.00

Presented in partnership with the Butler School of Music

The Miró Quartet, the faculty string quartet at the Butler School of Music, is one of America’s highest-profile chamber groups, enjoying a place at the top of the international chamber music scene. Comprised of Daniel Ching, violin; Sandy Yamamoto, violin; John Largess, viola; and Joshua Gindele, cello, the quartet received the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award and was the first ensemble to be awarded the Avery Fisher Career Grant. The musicians regularly perform at the world’s most celebrated concert venues, including Carnegie Hall and the Berlin Philharmonic’s Kammermusiksaal.

Performing with the Miró Quartet on this very special evening is 2010 Grammy Award winning percussionist Colin Currie. Acknowledged for his charismatic and virtuosic performances of works by today’s leading composers, Currie has appeared with many of the world’s most important orchestras. Regularly commissioning and recording new works, he has made an inspirational and innovative contribution to the percussion repertoire.

“No passing sensation, the Miró Quartet is surely among the most promising chamber ensembles around.” DENVER POST

“Percussionist Colin Currie’s performance is partly gymnastic, partly ritual, always virtuosic and wholly extraordinary in its sense of musical exaltation.” BUFFALO NEWS

Daniel Ching, violin
Noah Bendix, violin
John Largess viola
Joshua Gindele cello
Colin Currie percussion

Program

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Quartet for Strings No. 12 in C minor, D. 703/Op. posth “Quartettsatz”

Dave Maric (b. 1970)
Sense & Innocence (2002) for solo percussion and CD

Steve Reich (b. 1936)
Nagoya Marimbas (1994) for percussion

Michael Torke (b. 1961)
Mojave (2009) concerto for marimba

Intermission

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Adagio for Strings (1936)

Louis Andriessen (b. 1939)
Woodpecker (1999) for solo percussion

Alexander Goehr (b.1932)
Since Brass, nor Stone (2008) for string quartet and percussion

Steve Martland (b. 1959)
Starry Night (2008) for marimba and string quartet

Reviews, Resources & More

Miro Quartet website
Colin Currie’s website

Colin Currie


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