Miró Quartet with Colin Currie
Sat, April 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University
What do you get when you combine five award-winning, critically acclaimed musicians and a program of contemporary and classical works? One unforgettable evening of music. The program includes works by Beethoven, Schubert, Torke, Pereira and Martland.
Hailed by The New York Times as possessing “explosive vigor and technical finesse,” the colorful and dynamic Miró Quartet – one of America’s highest-profile chamber groups – enjoys its place at the top of the international chamber music scene. The Quartet captivates audiences and critics around the world with its startling intensity and fresh perspective.
Percussionist Colin Currie has established a unique reputation for his charismatic and virtuosic performances. Regularly commissioning and recording new works, he has made an inspirational contribution to the percussion repertoire and has emerged as one of today’s most innovative and compelling artists.
In their own words
“When you hear a quartet, you get a glimpse of the four personalities that are playing, says Miró Quartet cellist Joshua Gindele. “There shouldn’t be a single person dominating everything – that takes away the music’s soul.”
“You have to put your ego aside, and to be malleable and flexible. There’s no right or wrong answer; people’s personalities shine through, and the entire process should be entirely non-hierarchical.”