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Miró Quartet to perform

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 14, 2011 7:20 AM

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Austin, Texas, string ensemble the Miró Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. today in the Riverside Recital Hall. Admission ranges from $10 to $30.

The award-winning group will perform three works renowned in the classical canon: Haydn’s Quartet in E-flat Major, Opus 33, No. 2 (“The Joke”), Beethoven’s Quartet in B-flat Major, Opus 130/133, and Barber’s Quartet for Strings, Opus 11.

The Haydn piece represents the high classical style fittingly, while the Beethoven selection reflects the composer’s late period. Barber’s work will likely be the most identifiable to casual listeners — it contains the “Adagio for Strings,” featured in films ranging from The Elephant Man to Amélie and TV shows such as “The Simpsons” and “Seinfeld.”

The ensemble, founded by cellist Joshua Gindele, is the quartet in Residence at the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music at the University of Texas-Austin.

— by Ryan Cole


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