CCM proudly presents the Ariel Quartet in concert at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium. The performance features works by Mozart, Brahms and the regional premiere of John Harbison’s String Quartet No. 6, which was co-commissioned by the Ariel Quartet with the generous support of Ann and Harry Santen.
The concert opens with Mozart’s String Quartet No. 15 in D minor, which is part of a set of six string quartets that Mozart dedicated to his friend and mentor Joseph Haydn — who is often referred to as the “Father of the String Quartet.” Mozart’s String Quartet No. 15 in D minor is regarded as a pillar of the classical string quartet repertoire, and it is one of the most celebrated and performed works of the genre.
Next on the program is the regional premiere of Harbison’s String Quartet No. 6, which was composed in 2016 and co-commissioned by the Ariel Quartet through support from Ann and Harry Santen, the Lark Quartet, Telegraph Quartet and Tanglewood Music Center with the generous support of the Merwin Geffen, M.D. and Norman Solomon, M.D. New Commissions Fund. Harbison is a Grammy Award-nominated composer who has received multiple national and international commissions. He is also the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a MacArthur Fellowship and a Pulitzer Prize.
The concert closes with Brahms’ String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, which was completed in 1873 after many years of work by Brahms. He sought to exhibit the same care as Mozart while composing his quartets, and he also sought to produce something worthy of performance in a genre widely dominated by Ludwig van Beethoven’s compositions. The work closes with a movement based on a Hungarian folk dance.
The Ariel Quartet is comprised of Alexandra “Sasha” Kazovsky, violin; Amit Even-Tov, cello; Gershon Gerchikov, violin; and Jan Grüning, viola. The group was formed in Israel in 1998 and has served as CCM’s string quartet-in-residence since 2012. Complete program information for the March 20 concert is below.
Please note that previously announced repertoire has been updated:
MOZART: String Quartet No. 15 in D minor, K. 421
HARBISON: String Quartet No. 6 (co-commissioned by the Ariel Quartet with the generous support of Ann and Harry Santen)
BRAHMS: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 51, No. 2
8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20
Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village,
University of Cincinnati
Tickets are $25 for general admission, $15 for non-UC students and FREE for UC students with valid ID.
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CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
Ariel Quartet Sponsors: Anonymous, The Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander, Mrs. William A. Friedlander, Dr. & Mrs. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Bloom, Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer, Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rosenberg, Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Mr. & Mrs. Paul G. Sittenfeld, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman, and Dr. & Mrs. Theodore W. Striker