Guest Chamber Music Recital

  • IU Jacobs School of Music
  • June 26, 2019
  • Auer Hall
  • 200 S. Jordan Avenue, Simon Music Center, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 8128557433
  • 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • General Admission: $12 | Students: $6

Summer Music 2019

Guest Chamber Music Recital

Verona Quartet
Jonathan Ong, violin
Dorothy Ro, violin
Abigail Rojansky, viola
Jonathan Dormand, cello

Repertoire
Gilbertson: Quartet (2017)
Ravel: String Quartet in F Major (1903)
Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 4 in E Minor, 
       Op. 44 No. 2 (1837/39)


About the Artists

Hailed by the New York Times as an “outstanding ensemble,” the Verona Quartet is one of the most decorated string quartets of its generation. In May of 2016, the quartet was selected by Musical America as New Artists of the Month, and since then the group has continued to garner international recognition for their “interpretive strength…, robust characterization, [and] commanding resonance” (Calgary Herald). With members representing four different nationalities, the Verona Quartet has shared their diversity with audiences worldwide from Wigmore Hall (London, U.K.), Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall (New York City), and Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), to Izumi Hall (Osaka, Japan), National Theatre (Abu Dhabi, UAE), and Melbourne Recital Hall (Melbourne, Australia). As one of the most compelling and multi-national young quartets today, the Verona Quartet rose to international attention after capturing more than a dozen top prizes at competitions across four continents. This summer, the Quartet returns for their fourth year as faculty of the Indiana University Summer String Academy. Committed to promoting diversity in classical music, the Verona Quartet regularly works to expand the canon by engaging with living composers as well as artists from beyond the classical tradition. The Quartet has commissioned, premiered, and championed works by Julia Adolphe, Sebastian Currier, and Atar Arad, as well as Michael Gilbertson, whose Quartet (a Verona commission) landed the composer as a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize. Other notable collaborations include a recent performance art installation at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum entitled “Bows and Elbows” (Ana Prvacki) and a groundbreaking cultural exchange with traditional Emirati poets of the United Arab Emirates. From 2013 to 2015, Verona Quartet held the inaugural Graduate Quartet-in-Residence position at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, where they formed and were mentored by the Pacifica Quartet as well as Atar Arad, Alexander Kerr, Eric Kim, and Ik-Hwan Bae. Subsequently the Quartet has held similar posts at The Juilliard School, as well as the New England Conservatory of Music, where they are currently in residence.

Guest Chamber Music Recital