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October 9, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm$5.00 – $25.00
“Classical Roots, Latin Soul”
Watch our Dalí Quartet concert video recording at our YouTube channel!
Watch the recording of the pre-concert talk with the Dalí Quartet, hosted by Michael Barone.
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Concert Sponsors: Bill & Chip Martin-Chaffee
Program: [View the program document]
Angelica (2000) by Efraín Amaya (Venezuela, b. 1959)
La historia de un amor by Carlos Almarán (Panamá, b. 1918-2013), arr. by Javier Montiel
“A love story” (Bolero, 1956)
Fuga Criolla (1931) by Juan Bautista Plaza (Venezuela, 1898-1965)
Divertimento Caribeño No. 3 by Sonia Morales (1961 – )
Tango Ballet (1956) by Astor Piazzolla (Argentina, 1921-1992)
Encuentro – Olvido
Retorno a Calle
String Quartet No. 6, in F minor, Op. 80 (1847) by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Allegro vivace assai
Finale: Allegro molto
Access the Program: The concert video recording will be available for viewing via our website or YouTube channel for viewing for one week. Access is free, but donations are essential and can be made at our website.
About the Quartet:
The Dalí Quartet brings its signature mix of Latin American, Classical and Romantic repertoire to stages and audiences of all kinds. The quartet’s passionate energy is poured into everything they do, generating critical and audience acclaim for their Classical Roots, Latin Soul. Its tours include appearances for distinguished chamber music and cultural center series in the U.S., Canada, and South America. Recent engagements include concerts in New York and Philadelphia, on to Portland, Puerto Rico, San Jose, and from Tulsa to Toronto and beyond. The Dalí Quartet’s engaging style reaches across the footlights for an experience which “leaves the audience almost dancing in the aisles.” (Peninsula Reviews)
In addition to works of the masters from Haydn to Brahms and Amaya to Piazzolla, the group’s adventurous and entertaining programming includes new works for quartet with percussionist Orlando Cotto, and quintets both Latin and Classical with the renowned clarinetist Ricardo Morales, principal clarinetist of The Philadelphia Orchestra, and with acclaimed pianist Vanessa Perez. The Dalí Quartet has an ongoing collaboration with the Van Cliburn Competition’s gold-medal winning pianist Olga Kern, with whom they have toured from coast to coast. Their recording of Shostakovich and Brahms piano quintets live at the Virginia Arts Festival is due for imminent release on the Delos label.
The Dalí Quartet is the 2021 recipient of Chamber Music America’s Guarneri String Quartet Residency, funded by the Sewell Family Foundation, and the 2021 Silver Medal at the inaugural Piazzolla Music Competition. The quartet is also the 2019 recipient of the Atlanta Symphony’s esteemed Aspire Award for accomplished African American and Latino Musicians.
The Dalí is devoted to audience development and to reaching communities of all kinds. The group’s Latin Fiesta Workshops and Family Concerts in both traditional and innovative settings move listeners – literally! The Dalí Quartet is sought after for master classes and professional development workshops for students, (recently at the National Repertory Orchestra, Miami University, Michigan State, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Iowa) and has opened musical vistas for younger kids with its week-long Any Given Child programs (over three seasons for the Tulsa Public School System). In addition, the quartet’s International Music Festival is an admired chamber music and orchestral program founded in 2004 which develops the performance skills of young musicians up through semi-professional level. The Dalí has also served as a guest resident ensemble at Lehigh University.
Trained by world-renowned artists, members of the Dalí Quartet are from Venezuela, Puerto Rico, and the US, and have degrees from esteemed institutions including the New England Conservatory, Cleveland Institute of Music, Juilliard, Indiana University Bloomington, and the Simón Bolivar Conservatory in Caracas, Venezuela. The quartet is based in Philadelphia, PA. The quartet serves as faculty at West Chester University Wells School of Music as the Quartet in Residence, and is an Iris Orchestra Resident Ensemble.
Staying Safe: Following current guidelines, we ask everyone attending the fall concert to wear a mask fully covering nose to chin, regardless of vaccine status. Physical distancing will be followed. For details and updates, check our website.
This activity is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and
made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from
the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Central MN Arts Board
thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.