Event | Concerts and Performances Miró Quartet

Date and Location

  • When: Wednesday, December 18, 2019

    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

  • Where: Thomas Jefferson Building - Coolidge Auditorium (LJG45A)

    10 1st Street SE, Washington, DC 20540

Part of Concerts from the Library of Congress

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.

Daniel Ching and William Fedkenheuer, violins
John Largess, viola | Joshua Gindele, cello | Rita Sloan, piano

Our annual Antonio Stradivari Memorial concert reflects the history of string quartets in America. The excellent Miró Quartet salutes a famous predecessor founded by Boston Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Franz Kneisel in 1885. Performing widely in America and in Europe, premiering works by contemporaries like Antonín Dvořák, the Kneisel Quartet became a force in the world of 20th-century chamber music, one whose influence still resonates today. Playing the Library’s incomparable Stradivari instruments, the Miró recreates a concert the Kneisel performed at St. Paul’s venerable Schubert Club over a century ago. This special “salon evening” gathers a charming bouquet, sampling works by Mozart, Franck and Glière, adding a Servais showpiece for cello—a staple of Kneisel programs—and as a top note, Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden.”

MOZART
Quartet in B-flat major, K.458
GLIÈRE
Quartet in A major, op. 2, III: Andante con variazioni
FRANCK
String Quartet in D major, II: Scherzo: Vivace
SERVAIS
Fantasie sur deux Airs Russes, op. 13
SCHUBERT
Quartet in D minor, “Death and the Maiden,” D. 810

PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION with the Artists
6:30 pm – Whittall Pavilion

RUSH Space Available Passes for Sold Out Events
Some concerts will be listed as SOLD OUT. Don’t let this deter you! Over 99% of the time you can still come and see the show. A number of RUSH Space Available Passes will be available starting 2 hours before each performance. Patrons are strongly encouraged to try for a RUSH Pass at the door. Due to no-shows and returned tickets, some seats are ALWAYS available for sold out performances at curtain. RUSH Passes are offered on a space-available basis, and while seats are not guaranteed, you have an EXCELLENT chance to attend the event without an advance ticket.

Contact: 202-707-5502.