Thursday, February 21, 2019, 7:30pm
Lauded as an “outstanding ensemble” by The New York Times, this exciting young quartet burst onto the scene just five years ago and they’ve already impressed us with their intensity, expressiveness, and passion for expanding the canon by performing works by living composers. Four individual voices melt into an organic whole that violist Abagail Rojansky refers to as the group’s “fifth member,” “that quartet voice which is an entity to its own,” and which perfectly embodies their “interpretive strength, robust characterization, [and] commanding resonance.” (Calgary Herald). This performance juxtaposes the DC premiere of composer Michael Gilbertson’s 2016 Pulitzer Prize contender Quartet, which Verona Quartet co-commissioned, with works by Czech composer Leoš Janáček and Mozart.
- The Quartet won the 2015 Concert Artists Guild Competition.
- “Everything was clear, luminous, balanced, and the unbridled polyphony of the finale literally shook the hall.” – La Presse Montreal
- Their name, a nod to Shakespeare, was chosen in part because it was easy to remember, pronounce, and spell.
- Mozart: Quartet in F Major K.590 Prussian
- Michael Gilbertson: Quartet (DC area premiere)
- Leoš Janáček: Quartet No.2 Intimate Letters
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