STRONG SAD National Sawdust Album Release Party
Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

STRONG SAD National Sawdust Album Release Party

Jonah Sirota live album-release performance.

Album release party to include guest performances by pianist Molly Morkoski and violist Nadia Sirota. Tickets available now:

Jonah asked 7 composers to write pieces for everyday losses. STRONG SAD is the result. The elegy as a musical form has often found a home in the plaintive middle-register voice of the viola—it tugs, and makes us aware of our inner landscape. While some of these works may refer to lost friends and loved ones, this project will reaffirm that mourning is too important to save only for funerals, and that sadness, when given a chance to breathe, can be our best path to deep and lasting contentment and joy. Featuring new works by Jonah himself, Paola Prestini, Nico Muhly, Valgeir Sigur∂sson, Robert Sirota, A.J. McCaffrey, and Rodney Lister, as well as a new work from the improv duo Mondegreen (Jonah Sirota and Kurt Knecht).

“Maybe this is the secret chord – that each of us is whole within ourselves, to fully know and sing out our single note, so that we may join the wider chord, the set of strings, so that the sound we make moves and shakes each of us together in a dynamic, terrifying, shivering joy, covering us like light, clinging to us like dark.”

-Wes Sam-Bruce

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STRONG SAD San Francisco Album Release w/ Classical Revolution
Jun
16
8:00 PM20:00

STRONG SAD San Francisco Album Release w/ Classical Revolution

Jonah Sirota live album-release performance!

Hear Grammy-nominated former Chiara Quartet violist Jonah Sirota in the release of his debut solo album STRONG SAD on the National Sawdust Tracks label.

Special Classical Revolution event at Monument SF, tickets on sale now:

Jonah asked 7 composers to write pieces for everyday losses. STRONG SAD is the result.  The elegy as a musical form has often found a home in the plaintive middle-register voice of the viola—it tugs, and makes us aware of our inner landscape. While some of these works may refer to lost friends and loved ones, this project will reaffirm that mourning is too important to save only for funerals, and that sadness, when given a chance to breathe, can be our best path to deep and lasting contentment and joy. Featuring new works by Jonah himself, Paola Prestini, Nico Muhly, Valgeir Sigur∂sson, Robert Sirota, A.J. McCaffrey, and Rodney Lister, as well as a new work from the improv duo Mondegreen (Jonah Sirota and Kurt Knecht).

“Maybe this is the secret chord – that each of us is whole within ourselves, to fully know and sing out our single note, so that we may join the wider chord, the set of strings, so that the sound we make moves and shakes each of us together in a dynamic, terrifying, shivering joy, covering us like light, clinging to us like dark.”

-Wes Sam-Bruce

 

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STRONG SAD Los Angeles Album Release Concert
Jun
12
8:00 PM20:00

STRONG SAD Los Angeles Album Release Concert

Jonah Sirota live album-release performance!

Hear Grammy-nominated former Chiara Quartet violist Jonah Sirota in the release of his debut solo album STRONG SAD on the National Sawdust Tracks label.

Tickets on sale now!

Jonah asked 7 composers to write pieces for everyday losses. STRONG SAD is the result.  The elegy as a musical form has often found a home in the plaintive middle-register voice of the viola—it tugs, and makes us aware of our inner landscape. While some of these works may refer to lost friends and loved ones, this project will reaffirm that mourning is too important to save only for funerals, and that sadness, when given a chance to breathe, can be our best path to deep and lasting contentment and joy. Featuring new works by Jonah himself, Paola Prestini, Nico Muhly, Valgeir Sigur∂sson, Robert Sirota, A.J. McCaffrey, and Rodney Lister, as well as a new work from the improv duo Mondegreen (Jonah Sirota and Kurt Knecht).

“Maybe this is the secret chord – that each of us is whole within ourselves, to fully know and sing out our single note, so that we may join the wider chord, the set of strings, so that the sound we make moves and shakes each of us together in a dynamic, terrifying, shivering joy, covering us like light, clinging to us like dark.”

-Wes Sam-Bruce

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STRONG SAD Kansas City Album Release Concert
Jun
11
7:30 PM19:30

STRONG SAD Kansas City Album Release Concert

Jonah Sirota live album-release performance with Kurt Knecht!

Hear Grammy-nominated former Chiara Quartet violist Jonah Sirota in the release of his debut solo album STRONG SAD on the National Sawdust Tracks label, along with award-winning composer, organist, and pianist Kurt Knecht.

Tickets on sale now!

Jonah asked 7 composers to write pieces for everyday losses. STRONG SAD is the result.  The elegy as a musical form has often found a home in the plaintive middle-register voice of the viola—it tugs, and makes us aware of our inner landscape. While some of these works may refer to lost friends and loved ones, this project will reaffirm that mourning is too important to save only for funerals, and that sadness, when given a chance to breathe, can be our best path to deep and lasting contentment and joy. Featuring new works by Jonah himself, Paola Prestini, Nico Muhly, Valgeir Sigur∂sson, Robert Sirota, A.J. McCaffrey, and Rodney Lister, as well as a new work from the improv duo Mondegreen (Jonah Sirota and Kurt Knecht).

“Maybe this is the secret chord – that each of us is whole within ourselves, to fully know and sing out our single note, so that we may join the wider chord, the set of strings, so that the sound we make moves and shakes each of us together in a dynamic, terrifying, shivering joy, covering us like light, clinging to us like dark.”

-Wes Sam-Bruce

 

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STRONG SAD Lincoln, NE, Album Release Concert
Jun
10
7:00 PM19:00

STRONG SAD Lincoln, NE, Album Release Concert

Jonah Sirota live album-release performance!

Hear Grammy-nominated former Chiara Quartet violist Jonah Sirota in the release of his debut solo album STRONG SAD on the National Sawdust Tracks label.

Lincoln show to feature special guests Kurt Knecht, Rebecca Fischer, Hyeyung Yoon, and Gregory Beaver. 

Jonah asked 7 composers to write pieces for everyday losses. STRONG SAD is the result.  The elegy as a musical form has often found a home in the plaintive middle-register voice of the viola—it tugs, and makes us aware of our inner landscape. While some of these works may refer to lost friends and loved ones, this project will reaffirm that mourning is too important to save only for funerals, and that sadness, when given a chance to breathe, can be our best path to deep and lasting contentment and joy. Featuring new works by Jonah himself, Paola Prestini, Nico Muhly, Valgeir Sigur∂sson, Robert Sirota, A.J. McCaffrey, and Rodney Lister, as well as a new work from the improv duo Mondegreen (Jonah Sirota and Kurt Knecht).

“Maybe this is the secret chord – that each of us is whole within ourselves, to fully know and sing out our single note, so that we may join the wider chord, the set of strings, so that the sound we make moves and shakes each of us together in a dynamic, terrifying, shivering joy, covering us like light, clinging to us like dark.”

-Wes Sam-Bruce

 

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Chiara Quartet at Met Museum
May
12
2:00 PM14:00

Chiara Quartet at Met Museum

Returning to The Met after a triumphant residency, the Chiara String Quartet presents a dazzling program featuring music by Beethoven, Muhly, and a New York Premiere of Philip Glass's Piano Quintet, with guest artist Paul Barnes.

 

NICO MUHLY

DIACRITICAL MARKS

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8

PHILIP GLASS

PIANO QUINTET

LUDWIG BEETHOVEN

STRING QUARTET IN A MINOR, OP. 132

  • Assai sostenuto; Allegro
  • Allegro ma non tanto
  • Heiliger dankgesang eines genesenen an der Gottheit in der lydischen tonart: Molto adagio
  • Alla marcia, assai vivace
  • Allegro appassionato
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Chiara Quartet Premieres Philip Glass Piano Quintet
Apr
17
7:30 PM19:30

Chiara Quartet Premieres Philip Glass Piano Quintet

 

The Lied Center will partner with the Hixson-Lied College of Fine & Performing Arts to present A Celebration of Philip Glass including the world premiere of a new piano quintet titled “Annunciation”. The celebration will bring together pianist Paul Barnes, the Chiara String Quartet, vocal ensemble Cappella Romana, Native American flute player Ron Warren and the UNL Symphony Orchestra.

 

PHILIP GLASS

PIANO QUINTET

 

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Chiara Quartet at Parlance Chamber Music-Haydn 7 Last Words
Feb
17
8:00 PM20:00

Chiara Quartet at Parlance Chamber Music-Haydn 7 Last Words

 

Haydn’s timeless masterpiece of spiritual music was conceived as a multimedia event combining special lighting, spoken words, and music. On Saturday, February 17 at at 8 PM the highly acclaimed Chiara String Quartet will recreate the candlelit ambience of the 1787 premiere in Cádiz’s Oratorio de la Santa Cueva.

At 7:00 PM, Artistic Director Michael Parloff will introduce the work and its history in a half-hour multimedia preview.

 

JOSEPH HAYDN

THE SEVEN LAST WORDS OF OUR SAVIOR ON THE CROSS, OP. 51

  • Introduction: Maestoso ed Adagio
  • "Pater, dimitte illis, quia nescuint, quid fasciunt" Sonata I: Largo
  • "Hodie mecum eris in paradiso" Sonata II: Grave e Cantabile
  • "Mulier, ecce filius tuus, et tu, ecce mater tua!" Sonata III: Grave
  • "Deus meus, deus meus, ut dereliquisti me?" Sonata IV: Largo
  • "Sitio" Sonata V: Adagio
  • "Consummatum est" Sonata VI: Lento
  • "In manus tuas, commendum spiritum meum" Sonata VII: Largo
  • Il Terremoto: Presto e con tutta la forza
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Chiara Quartet at Williamsburg Chamber Music Society
Feb
6
8:00 PM20:00

Chiara Quartet at Williamsburg Chamber Music Society

  • PROGRAM

    FELIX MENDELSSOHN

    STRING QUARTET IN A MINOR, OP. 13

    • Adagio - Allegro Vivace
    • Adagio non lento
    • Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto - Allegro di molto
    • Presto - Adagio non lento - Adagio come primo

    DMITRI SHOSTAKOVITCH

    STRING QUARTET NO. 8

    • Largo
    • Allegro molto
    • Allegretto
    • Largo
    • Largo

    (INTERMISSION)

    LUDWIG BEETHOVEN

    STRING QUARTET IN A MINOR, OP. 132

    • Assai sostenuto; Allegro
    • Allegro ma non tanto
    • Heiliger dankgesang eines genesenen an der Gottheit in der lydischen tonart: Molto adagio
    • Alla marcia, assai vivace
    • Allegro appassionato
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Chiara Quartet at Feldman Chamber Music Society
Feb
5
7:30 PM19:30

Chiara Quartet at Feldman Chamber Music Society

  • PROGRAM

    FELIX MENDELSSOHN

    STRING QUARTET IN A MINOR, OP. 13

    • Adagio - Allegro Vivace
    • Adagio non lento
    • Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto - Allegro di molto
    • Presto - Adagio non lento - Adagio come primo

    DMITRI SHOSTAKOVITCH

    STRING QUARTET NO. 8

    • Largo
    • Allegro molto
    • Allegretto
    • Largo
    • Largo

    (INTERMISSION)

    LUDWIG BEETHOVEN

    STRING QUARTET IN A MINOR, OP. 132

    • Assai sostenuto; Allegro
    • Allegro ma non tanto
    • Heiliger dankgesang eines genesenen an der Gottheit in der lydischen tonart: Molto adagio
    • Alla marcia, assai vivace
    • Allegro appassionato
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Chiara Quartet at NEIU Jewel Box Series
Jan
19
7:30 PM19:30

Chiara Quartet at NEIU Jewel Box Series

FELIX MENDELSSOHN

STRING QUARTET IN A MINOR, OP. 13

  • Adagio - Allegro Vivace
  • Adagio non lento
  • Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto - Allegro di molto
  • Presto - Adagio non lento - Adagio come primo

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVITCH

STRING QUARTET NO. 8

  • Largo
  • Allegro molto
  • Allegretto
  • Largo
  • Largo

(INTERMISSION)

CLAUDE DEBUSSY

STRING QUARTET IN G MINOR, OP. 10

  • Anime et tres decide
  • Assez vif et bien rythme
  • Andantino, doucement expressif
  • Tres modere
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Chiara Quartet in Columbus, NE
Nov
20
7:30 PM19:30

Chiara Quartet in Columbus, NE

FELIX MENDELSSOHN

STRING QUARTET IN A MINOR, OP. 13

  • Adagio - Allegro Vivace
  • Adagio non lento
  • Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto - Allegro di molto
  • Presto - Adagio non lento - Adagio come primo

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVITCH

STRING QUARTET NO. 8

  • Largo
  • Allegro molto
  • Allegretto
  • Largo
  • Largo

(INTERMISSION)

CLAUDE DEBUSSY

STRING QUARTET IN G MINOR, OP. 10

  • Anime et tres decide
  • Assez vif et bien rythme
  • Andantino, doucement expressif
  • Tres modere
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Chiara Quartet in Fremont, NE
Nov
19
7:00 PM19:00

Chiara Quartet in Fremont, NE

  • 1750 North Lincoln Avenue Fremont, NE, 68025 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

FELIX MENDELSSOHN

STRING QUARTET IN A MINOR, OP. 13

  • Adagio - Allegro Vivace
  • Adagio non lento
  • Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto - Allegro di molto
  • Presto - Adagio non lento - Adagio come primo

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVITCH

STRING QUARTET NO. 8

  • Largo
  • Allegro molto
  • Allegretto
  • Largo
  • Largo

(INTERMISSION)

CLAUDE DEBUSSY

STRING QUARTET IN G MINOR, OP. 10

  • Anime et tres decide
  • Assez vif et bien rythme
  • Andantino, doucement expressif
  • Tres modere
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Chiara Quartet in Butte, MT
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

Chiara Quartet in Butte, MT

FELIX MENDELSSOHN

STRING QUARTET IN A MINOR, OP. 13

  • Adagio - Allegro Vivace
  • Adagio non lento
  • Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto - Allegro di molto
  • Presto - Adagio non lento - Adagio come primo

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVITCH

STRING QUARTET NO. 8

  • Largo
  • Allegro molto
  • Allegretto
  • Largo
  • Largo

(INTERMISSION)

CLAUDE DEBUSSY

STRING QUARTET IN G MINOR, OP. 10

  • Anime et tres decide
  • Assez vif et bien rythme
  • Andantino, doucement expressif
  • Tres modere
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Chiara Quartet in Virginia, MN
Nov
14
7:30 PM19:30

Chiara Quartet in Virginia, MN

  • 411 S. 5th Ave Virginia, MN, 55792 USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

FELIX MENDELSSOHN

STRING QUARTET IN A MINOR, OP. 13

  • Adagio - Allegro Vivace
  • Adagio non lento
  • Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto - Allegro di molto
  • Presto - Adagio non lento - Adagio come primo

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVITCH

STRING QUARTET NO. 8

  • Largo
  • Allegro molto
  • Allegretto
  • Largo
  • Largo

(INTERMISSION)

CLAUDE DEBUSSY

STRING QUARTET IN G MINOR, OP. 10

  • Anime et tres decide
  • Assez vif et bien rythme
  • Andantino, doucement expressif
  • Tres modere
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Chiara Quartet in Willmar, MN
Nov
12
3:00 PM15:00

Chiara Quartet in Willmar, MN

FELIX MENDELSSOHN

STRING QUARTET IN A MINOR, OP. 13

  • Adagio - Allegro Vivace
  • Adagio non lento
  • Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto - Allegro di molto
  • Presto - Adagio non lento - Adagio come primo

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVITCH

STRING QUARTET NO. 8

  • Largo
  • Allegro molto
  • Allegretto
  • Largo
  • Largo

(INTERMISSION)

CLAUDE DEBUSSY

STRING QUARTET IN G MINOR, OP. 10

  • Anime et tres decide
  • Assez vif et bien rythme
  • Andantino, doucement expressif
  • Tres modere
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Chiara Quartet in New Ulm, MN
Nov
11
7:30 PM19:30

Chiara Quartet in New Ulm, MN

FELIX MENDELSSOHN

STRING QUARTET IN A MINOR, OP. 13

  • Adagio - Allegro Vivace
  • Adagio non lento
  • Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto - Allegro di molto
  • Presto - Adagio non lento - Adagio come primo

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVITCH

STRING QUARTET NO. 8

  • Largo
  • Allegro molto
  • Allegretto
  • Largo
  • Largo

(INTERMISSION)

CLAUDE DEBUSSY

STRING QUARTET IN G MINOR, OP. 10

  • Anime et tres decide
  • Assez vif et bien rythme
  • Andantino, doucement expressif
  • Tres modere
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Chiara Quartet at Dominican University
Oct
15
3:00 PM15:00

Chiara Quartet at Dominican University

FELIX MENDELSSOHN

STRING QUARTET IN A MINOR, OP. 13

  • Adagio - Allegro Vivace
  • Adagio non lento
  • Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto - Allegro di molto
  • Presto - Adagio non lento - Adagio come primo

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVITCH

STRING QUARTET NO. 8

  • Largo
  • Allegro molto
  • Allegretto
  • Largo
  • Largo

(INTERMISSION)

CLAUDE DEBUSSY

STRING QUARTET IN G MINOR, OP. 10

  • Anime et tres decide
  • Assez vif et bien rythme
  • Andantino, doucement expressif
  • Tres modere
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