The Miró Quartet is one of America’s most celebrated and dedicated string quartets, having been labeled by The New Yorker as “furiously committed” and noted by the Cleveland Plain-Dealer for their “exceptional tonal focus and interpretive intensity.”
For the past 20 years, the Quartet has performed throughout the world on the most prestigious concert stages, earning accolades from passionate critics and audiences alike. Based in Austin, Texas, and thriving on the area’s storied music scene, the Miró takes pride in finding new ways to communicate with audiences of all backgrounds while cultivating the longstanding tradition of chamber music.
The Miro Quartet will perform at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Prior-Jollek Hall, Antilles School Campus. The Court Yard will be open 7 p.m. with small meals and desserts by Amalia Café.
“…the Miró played with explosive vigor and technical finesse.” – The New York Times
Formed in 1995, the quartet was awarded first prize at several national and international competitions including the Banff International String Quartet Competition and the Naumburg Chamber Music Competition. Deeply committed to music education, members of the quartet have given master classes at universities and conservatories throughout the world, and since 2003, the Miró has served as the quartet-in-residence at the University of Texas at Austin’s Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music. In 2005, it became the first ensemble ever to be awarded the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant.
The program for the evening will be:
Schumann: Quartet in A minor, Op. 41, No. 1 
Mendelssohn: Quartet in A minor, Op. 13 [32′]
15 min. Intermission
Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 127 [44′]
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Get tickets for the evening, on time and online, to be a part of an amazing musical evening. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for teachers, $5 for students, and children under 10 years old are free. Buy tickets online www.instantseats.com or at the box office of the Prior-Jollek Hall the evening of the event.
Ticket sale locations include: Frenchtown Deli, The Medicine Shoppe, the Antilles Administrative Building and Chelsea’s Drugstore.
Original Source: https://stjohnsource.com/2019/02/14/the-forum-brings-miro-quartet-to-v-i-on-february-23/