Miró

Quartet

April 4 & 5, 2020

The Miró Quartet captured our hearts during the Beethoven Winter Festival in 2017. Our audiences were profoundly moved by the experience, and we couldn’t wait to have them back to Tulsa. For this visit, the musicians will premiere a new work by Pulitzer Prize-winner Kevin Puts, one of their favorite composers. Chamber Music Tulsa is pleased to be among the group of elite presenters commissioning this work. Join us for this historic weekend!

April 4, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.

Westby Pavilion

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

7:00 p.m.

Doors open for wine and conversation

Program

Kevin Puts: Credo*

Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74, “Harp”

 

*composed for the Miró Quartet in 2007

Program notes to come

Our Saturday Salon concerts are currently sold out. Occasionally tickets will become available. To be put on the waitlist, call 918.587.3802 or fill out this form

April 5, 2020 - 3:00 p.m.

John H Williams Theatre

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

2:15 p.m.

Pre-concert lecture by Kevin Puts, Pulitzer Prize-winning Composer

Program

Haydn: Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 76, No. 4 “Sunrise”

Kevin Puts: New Commission**

Schubert: Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden”

** This work was co-commissioned by the following organizations: Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, Chamber Music Society of Detroit, Chamber Music Monterey Bay, Chamber Music Tulsa, and Rockport Music

Program notes to come

Concert Highlight: Weekend

This season celebrates a journey that started 66 years ago. The Miró’s concerts commemorate our formative years by featuring music from the very first quartet concerts on our series in 1957: Haydn’s “Sunrise” quartet, Beethoven’s “Harp” quartet, and Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden.” Today, Chamber Music Tulsa stands proudly among the most important chamber music presenters in the country. We look forward to continued excellence on the road ahead.

Open Rehearsal 

with Kevin Puts and Miró Quartet

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 10:30 a.m. 
Location TBA

Chamber Music Tulsa is pleased to be among the group of elite presenters commissioning a new work by Pulitzer Prize-winner Kevin Puts. The Miró Quartet will premier this work on their Sunday Afternoon concert.

Join us for an open rehearsal where the quartet will work with Puts and demonstrate the new piece, providing fascinating "behind-the-scene" insights into the composer's thoughts and what "really" happens at a rehearsal of a professional chamber music ensemble.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Get to know the Miró Quartet

Joshua Gindele

Cello

William Fedkenheuer

Violin

John Largess

Viola

Daniel Ching

Violin

The Miró Quartet took its name and its inspiration from the Spanish artist Joan Miró, whose Surrealist works — with subject matter drawn from the realm of memory, dreams, and imaginative fantasy — are some of the most groundbreaking, influential, and admired of the 20th century.

The Quartet’s 2018-19 season includes performances for the New York Philharmonic with Gabriel Kahane; collaborations with Anton Nel, Clive Greensmith, and Martin Beaver; and appearances with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Detroit Chamber Music Society, and the LMMC in Montreal. Other recent highlights include performances at the Phillips Collection, Chamber Music Monterey Bay, the Green Music Center, Chamber Music Northwest, and Emerald City Music in Seattle, as well as collaborations with David Shifrin, Andre Watts, and Wu Han, and a performance of the complete Beethoven cycle in just nine days for Chamber Music Tulsa.