Notre Dame, IN (November 7, 2017)— The next outstanding live performance of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Presenting Series is Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall. A recital by Solera Quartet, Notre Dame Quartet-in-Residence, co-sponsored by the Department of Music with the generous financial support of Notre Dame Research, is titled “Music of the First Viennese School: String Quartets by Haydn and Beethoven.” The ensemble plans to perform Beethoven’s String quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6, Haydn’s String Quartet in d minor, Op 76, No. 2 “Quinten,” and Beethoven’s String Quartet in f minor, Op. 95 “Serioso.”
Described as “top-notch, intense, stylish, and with an abundance of flare and talent,” the New York City-based Solera Quartet is the Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Notre Dame. Members Tricia Park and Miki-Sophia Cloud, violins; Molly Carr, viola; and Andrew Janss, cello, have been featured in such world-renowned venues as Carnegie Hall, the Royal Festival Hall in London, Orchard Hall in Tokyo, The Kennedy Center, and Lincoln Center. They have also participated in prestigious festivals such as the Marlboro Music Festival, Music@Menlo, Perlman Music Program, La Jolla Summerfest, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and Music from Angelfire. Noteworthy accomplishments by members of the quartet include an Avery Fisher Career grant, a Grammy Award nomination, top prizes at international competitions, and a CMS2 artist roster appointment at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Members are graduates of the Juilliard School, Harvard College, New England Conservatory, and the Manhattan and the Yale Schools of Music.
Over the next season, the Solera Quartet will release its first studio album working with Grammy-winning producer Jesse Lewis, exploring the concept of obsession across three centuries of music. This will be shortly followed by a two-album project recording the piano and string chamber music of George Enescu with Enescu Competition Grand Prize Winner Josu de Solaun, released on the Naxos label. As part of these album releases, the quartet will be making its highly-anticipated European debut with concerts planned in Spain and Romania.