Unfortunately, due to an international visa issue, the Arod Quartet is no longer able to perform at the Phillips Center this season. In their place, we are now presenting the celebrated Ariel Quartet for the same performance date and time, featuring works by Beethoven, Schumann, and Auerbach.
Distinguished by its virtuosity, probing musical insight, and impassioned, fiery performances, the Ariel Quartet has garnered critical praise worldwide for more than twenty years. Recent highlights include the Ariel Quartet’s Carnegie Hall debut, a series of performances at Lincoln Center together with pianist Inon Barnatan and the Mark Morris Dance Group, as well as the release of a Brahms and Bartók album for Avie Records. The Ariel Quartet regularly collaborates with today’s eminent and rising young musicians and ensembles, including pianist Orion Weiss, cellist Paul Katz, and the American, Pacifica, and Jerusalem String Quartets. The Quartet has toured with cellist Alisa Weilerstein and performed frequently with pianists Jeremy Denk and Menahem Pressler. The Ariel Quartet has won numerous international prizes and is described by the Washington Post as “a gripping and often very subtle reading, setting ear-melting tenderness against seething passion with a deft and precise touch.”
String Quartet, Opus 18, No. 6 – Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet No. 10, “Frozen Dreams” – Lera Auerbach
String Quartet, Opus 41, No. 3 – Robert Schumann
This performance is funded in part by the State of Florida through the Division of Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts.