Jan. 25, 2020
Mark Rheaume talks about The Miró Quartet and Kiera Duffy in today's episode, discussing their history and the program for their performance at Hancher, "Personal Revolution". Their program includes symphonies from well-known composers Schubert (Quartettsatz and three other pieces) and Bach (StringQuartet No. 8 in E minor), as well as "Three Early Songs" composed by George Crumb and the Lyric Suite written by Alban Berg. The Miró Quartet is one of America's most celebrated string quartets, with The New Yorker labeling them as "furiously committed" and performances throughout the world adding to their acclaim. Kiera Duffy, an American soprano who has been described as "what great opera singers are supposed to be but usually aren't now" by Parterre Box and whose career has seen her with many of the world's greatest orchestras and conductors, will be accompanying the quartet during their performance at Hancher on January 20.