Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often-daring repertory choices, over the past twenty-five years the Pacifica Quartet has achieved international recognition as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. Named the quartet-in-residence at Indiana University's Jacob School of Music in March 2012, the Pacifica was previously the quartet-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and received a Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance.
Date & Time | October 11, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.
Tian Ying, Piano
Ying is well-known in the music world for his eloquent, poetic, and dramtically intense performances. Ying is the winner of many prestigious awards, including high honors at the Eighth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 1898. The Times of London said of him, "his quality of sound is intensely imaginative, achieved and beautiful, with the capcity for largeness and fullness; he showed in his phrasing a courtesy towards the music, inviting it rather than applying force, which is rare."
Date & Time | November 1, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.
Daria Rabotkina is lauded as "...a pianist full of fire and warmth." Whether in front of an orchestra, in the recital hall or in a chamber music setting, Dr. Rabotkina impresses audiences and critics alike with her musical gifts. Audiences find her to be "the real thing" and "spellbinding in everything she played" according to the Boston Musical Intelligencer.
Date & Time | November 22, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.
Daria Rabotkina, Piano
Arianna Quartet with Tian Ying
Hailed for their outstanding musicianship, the Arianna String Quartet has firmly established itself as one of America's finest chamber ensembles. Their performances have been praised for "tonal warmth, fastidious balance and expressive vitality" by The Chicago Tribune. The ASQ has appeared throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. They ahve collaborated with many of the world's finest musicians, including members of the Vermeer, Tokyo, Cleveland, and Juilliard Quartets, and their live performances have been heard on NPR's Performance Today.
Date & Time | December 13, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.
The Trio takes its inspiration from the musicianship, integrity, and umanity of pianist Mieczyslaw Horszowski; the ensemble's pianist, Rieko Aizawa, was Horszowski's last pupil at the Curtis Institute in Philidelphia. Described as "power players" by the Los Angeles Times, the Trio's repertoire includes works by many of the composers with whom Mr. Horszowski had personal interaction, including Faure, RAvel, SAint-Saens and Villa-Lobos.
Date & Time | February 28, 2020 | 7:00 p.m.
The Raphael Trio is acclaimed for its creative approach to programming, including their series focusing on the works of single composers. In celebration of their 25th anniversary, they appeared in concerts throughout the US, performing the complete Beethoven trios in cycles of three concerts, which were broadcast by NPR, WNYC, and Performance Today. In addition to their commitment ot presenting the standard repertoire, the Raphael Trio maintains an active role in commissioning, performing, and recording works written for them by contemporary composers.
Date & Time | March 27, 2020 | 7:00 p.m.
The Argus Quartet is dedicated to encouraging the joys of human connection, community, and discovery by bringing a wide-ranging repertoire to life through bold and meaningful programming and a vibrant commitment to collaboration. Praised for playing with "supreme melodic control and total authority" (Calgary Herald), the Argus has quickly emerged as one of today's most dynamic ensembles, winning First Prize at both the 2017 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition and the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition.
Date & Time | April 10, 2020 | 7:00 p.m.
Argus String Quartet
Founded in Vancouver, British Columbia in the fall of 2000 and rapidly establishing a stellar reputation, the Borealis has toured extensively in North America, Europe, and Asia, and performed to enthusiastic sold-out audiences worldwide. In their hometown of Vancouver, they were invited to perform at the Aboriginal Pavilion during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Exploring a synergy of classical, fusion, folk, and world music, the Borealis has recorded seven CDs which feature the great classics as well as music written especially for them.
Borealis String Quartet
Date & Time | May 8, 2020 | 7:00 p.m.