Final concert for Chiara Quartet is May 12 in New York City
calendar icon11 May 2018
The Chiara String Quartet present their last concert in their final season as a full-time quartet this Saturday, May 12 at the Met Museum in New York City.
They will be joined at the 2 p.m. concert by Marguerite Scribante Professor of Piano Paul Barnes to present the New York premiere of Philip Glass’s new piano quintet, “Annunciation.”
Their program also includes Nico Muhly’s string quartet, “Diacritical Marks,” which was written for the Quartet in 2010, and Beethoven’s poignant and haunting String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132.
“Annunciation” premiered last month at the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln in a program titled “A Celebration of Philip Glass,” presented by the Lied Center and the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.
The Chiara String Quartet announced last fall that this season would be their farewell season as a full-time ensemble. Although the members of the group are each planning solo performance and teaching careers moving forward, the group plans to reunite regularly for special projects and performance opportunities.
In its 18th overall season, the Chiara String Quartet has been in residence at the Korff School since 2004. The quartet includes violinists Rebecca Fischer and Hyeyung Julie Yoon, violist Jonah Sirota and cellist Gregory Beaver.
“Annunciation” was commissioned by The Pearle Francis Finigan Foundation, Mike and Amber Kutayli, Rhonda Seacrest and the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.
For tickets or more information on the New York City concert, visit https://go.unl.edu/9uba.