Lincoln, Neb. - The Chiara String Quartet presents their final concert of the 2012-2013 Hixson-Lied Concert Series on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall, 11th and R streets on the UNL city campus.
They will be joined by Professor of Piano Mark Clinton and Assistant Professor of Bassoon Jeffrey McCray.
Tickets are $20 general, $10 seniors and $5 students and are available at the Lied Center Box Office, (402) 472-4747 or at the door.
The program includes Haydn’s String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2; Dan Welcher’s “The Wind Won’t Listen” (Nebraska premiere) for bassoon and string quartet; and Dvorak’s Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81.
The Chiara String Quartet includes Rebecca Fischer and Hyeyung Julie Yoon, violins; Jonah Sirota, viola; and Gregory Beaver, cello.
“We look forward to sharing the stage with not only one, but two extraordinary collaborators from UNL’s School of Music, bassoonist Jeffrey McCray and pianist Mark Clinton,” Fischer said. “We will be performing 'The Wind Won't Listen,' a work by Dan Welcher for bassoon and string quartet, inspired by the poem Split by Beth Gylys. Even though Dvorak’s Piano Quintet is a perennial favorite of ours, we have never before played it with faculty artist Mark Clinton, and we are excited to revisit this great work, as well as Haydn's joyful quartet in C Major, Op. 20 No. 2.”
The Chiara String Quartet have been artists-in-residence at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln since 2005. They are also currently Harvard University’s Blodgett Artists-in-Residence. In the summer, they are in residence at the Greenwood Music Camp and UNL’s Chamber Music Institute.
The Chiara's recent honors include the nomination of its recording of Jefferson Friedman’s String Quartet No. 3 for a Grammy Award in 2011 and the ASCAP/Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming for the 2010-2011 season. Past awards include a top prize at the Paolo Borciani International Competition, winning the Astral Artistic Services National Audition and winning First Prize at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Awarded the Guarneri Quartet Residency Award for artistic excellence by Chamber Music America, the Chiara Quartet has also been the recipient of grants from Meet The Composer, The Aaron Copland Foundation and the Amphion Foundation.
For more information, visit chiaraquartet.net.