At Q2 Now: Chiara Quartet Live from (Le) Poisson Rouge on April 28, 2010 Archive

At Q2 Now: “Chiara Quartet Live from (Le) Poisson Rouge on April 28, 2010” Archive

Here is what Q2 has to tell us: “The Chiara Quartet proves that they know what chamber music is all about by respecting its roots. As a part of their own back-to-basics series, Chamber Music in any Chamber, the Chiaras performed at (Le) Poisson Rouge, bolstering a program that bypasses concert hall for clubs and galleries, returning chamber music to its rightful birthplace in intimate settings.

On April 28, the group lived up to their reputation as a fierce young ensemble with a hunger for the contemporary, presenting an electric program that featured works by Steve Reich, Anton Webern and Jefferson Friedman.

The award-winning Chiaras are a versatile group that manage to be a cutting edge ensemble and the everyman’s quartet at the same time, showing their commitment to new music with an open, equal opportunity attitude towards concert venues. They have performed everywhere from the Tractor Tavern in Seattle to Alice Tully Hall, the Avant Garden in Houston to the National Gallery of Art in DC. The Chiara Quartet has mass appeal in the US and beyond and, like any quartet worth its salt, they performed a complete Beethoven string quartet cycle between 2009-2011. They have also collaborated with musicians and composers including Simone Dinnerstein, The Orion, Ying and Pacifica quartets, Gabriela Lena Frank and Nico Muhly. ”

The full concert at LPR is on the web page, and also there are individual tracks.

The Chiaro Quartet are Rebecca Fischer and Julie Hye-Yung Yoon, violins; Jonah Sirota, viola; Gregory Beaver, cello.

For the Quartet’s full story, visit their web page.