You are invited to attend the Quartet’s open rehearsals at the Zelazo
Center on the Saturday just before each of their Sunday concerts. The
next open rehearsal starts at 12 noon, November 8.
“On That Note,” with Cellist Robert Cohen and Bonnie North of Lake
Effect on WUWM, has become a regular program on Milwaukee Public Radio
late in the morning on the first Monday of each month. WUWM has
created this new series for Robert and Bonnie to chat about music
and related topics throughout the year to include occasional live or
recorded musical examples. These will also be available for listening
on the internet and downloading as a podcast. Additionally, the Fine
Arts Quartet is to come to the WUWM studios to record some music and
chat for broadcast in advance of each of the Quartet’s UWM Zelazo
DIAL Urban Milwaukee (previously known as Third Coast Digest) has published a preview of the Fine Art Quartets opening concert.
The review includes Robert Cohen’s reflection on guest artist soprano Ruth Rosique – an “exceptional artist … with great presence and flexibility.” … “able to sing in an instrumental way.”
Click below to read
Classical Fall Music Season Offers Rare, Enchanting Works
Ralph Evans and Robert Cohen were interviewed by Bonnie North on Lake Effect.
They discussed the addition of violist Juan-Miguel Hernandez to the quartet and their first concert of the fall – Haydn’s Seven Last Words.
Click here to hear the interview – about 16 minutes in length.
Juan-Miquel Hernandez to continue as violist!
Hernandez has been touring with the quartet and will be a part of the 2014-2015 season at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee..
Spanish Soprano, Ruth Rosique, will join the Fine Arts Quartet for the first concert:
The Quartet will open the season with a rare performance of Joseph’s Haydn’s masterpiece – The Seven Last Words of Christ. Jose Peris Lacasa arranged the work for quartet with soprano.
Join us at the Zelazo Center Sunday, September 21 at 3PM
A pre-talk will begin at 2PM
While in Utrecht, Netherlands in April. The Fine Arts Quartet presented a concert commemorated by a plaque. Try your hand at the Dutch or read the translation below.
“Following the extraordinary vision of Dini Adams (1959-2008). She lived there until 2008 and brought chamber music back into the chamber.
Since 2011, the house hosts “It is playing nearby”: Music, theater, literary and other arts current in contemporary society.
In addition, the arts center provides housing for young music students. For a small fee they can rent a room and, for further enrichment, make use of the concert hall, the beautiful grand piano and the extensive music library.
On April 22, 2014, the DAKB House was officially inaugurated by Gilbert Isabella, city council member of Utrecht.
The Fine Arts Quartet and pianist Anastasia Injushina performed Beethoven, Schubert and Dvorak.”
A great review:
“Put together a list of the world’s most enduring string quartets, and the Fine Arts Quartet — a powerhouse of American chamber music for more than six decades — will rank very near the top. That’s due to the group’s incisive powers of interpretation and a taste for off-the-beaten-path repertoire, both of which were in evidence…Tuesday night, when the quartet appeared at the Kennedy Center…The Fine Arts Players turned in a superb and absolutely impassioned performance — a seamless and astute reading from its slashing opening chords to its galloping, heart-racing finale.”
(Stephen Brookes, Washington Post, December 13, 2012) Full review
To read more reviews see the Fine Arts Quartet site – More Reviews