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Chiara String Quartet: Philip Glass Premiere

With special guests Paul Barnes, piano, and the Axion Estin Chanters

After a triumphant residency at The Met, the Chiara String Quartet returns to give its final major performance. The celebrated ensemble ends its eighteen-year partnership with a contemplative program centered on the New York premiere of Philip Glass's Piano Quintet No. 1 ("Annunciation"), based on a Greek Orthodox hymn and featuring pianist Paul Barnes, paired with the Byzantine strains of the Axion Estin Chanters. The program opens with Nico Muhly's Diacritical Marks, written for the quartet, and finishes with Beethoven's String Quartet in A Minor, Op.132—one of the composer's most poignant and haunting final works.

Bring the Kids for $1.

This concert is made possible by the Grace Jarcho Ross and Daniel G. Ross Concert Fund.

Tickets to this event include same-day Museum admission during open hours.

Enjoy a pre-performance drink in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. Doors will open approximately one hour prior to the event and you may purchase a drink prior to the show.

Above: Chiara String Quartet. Photo by Stephanie Berger