The Friends of Chamber Music’s Forty-Seventh Season will kick off on September 30 with a performance by the Verona String Quartet presented in partnership with Midwest Trust Center.
Acclaimed for its “bold interpretive strength, robust characterization, and commanding resonance” (Calgary Herald), the Verona Quartet has firmly established itself amongst the most distinguished ensembles on the chamber music scene today. The group’s singular sense of purpose most recently earned them Chamber Music America’s coveted 2020 Cleveland Quartet Award, and a reputation as an “outstanding ensemble… cohesive yet full of temperament” (The New York Times). The Quartet serves on the faculty of the Oberlin College and Conservatory as the Quartet-in-Residence, in addition to holding residences at the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance, Indiana University Summer String Academy, and North Carolina’s Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle.
A string quartet for the 21st century, the Verona Quartet champions the rich breadth of the string quartet repertoire, from the time-honored canon through contemporary classics. Notable commissions and premieres include works by composers Julia Adolphe, Sebastian Currier, Corey Dundee, Texu Kim, as well as Michael Gilbertson’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated Quartet.
The ensemble’s “thoughtful, impressive” (Cleveland Classical) performances emanate from the spirit of storytelling; the Quartet believes that this transcends genre and therefore the name “Verona” pays tribute to William Shakespeare, one of the greatest storytellers of all time.
Single tickets to the Friend’s inspiring forty-seventh season will go on sale on September 6. Visit www.chambermusic.org or call 816-561-9999 to purchase yours today!
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