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Fri, Sept. 16, 2016
 Vijay Iyer, piano
 solo jazz concert

Sat, Sept. 17, 2016
 Brentano String Quartet
 Vijay Iyer, piano

Sat, Oct. 8, 2016
 Juilliard String Quartet
 at Seligman

Sun, Oct. 9, 2016
 Juilliard String Quartet
 Tian Tian, piano

Fri, Oct. 21, 2016
 Harlem Quartet
 Aldo López-Gavilán, piano

Sun, Nov. 13, 2016
 Heidi Grant Murphy, soprano
 Kevin Murphy, piano

Sat, Nov. 19, 2016
 Alexander Ghindin, piano
 solo piano recital

Sat, Dec. 3, 2016
 Cavani Quartet
 Celino Romero, guitar

Fri, Dec. 9, 2016
 Robert Siemers, piano
 solo piano recital

Fri, Jan. 20, 2017
 Pacifica Quartet
 

Sat, Jan. 21, 2017
 Pacifica Quartet
 Christopher O'Riley, piano

Sun, Jan. 22, 2017
 Christopher O'Riley, piano
 solo piano recital

Sat, Feb. 11, 2017
 Danish String Quartet
 

Fri, Mar. 10, 2017
 Imani Winds
 "Classically Improvised"
 

Sun, Mar. 12, 2017
 Imani Winds
 "Tradition and Innovation"

 
Sun, Apr. 2, 2017
 Celino Romero & Friends
 
 

Sat, Apr. 8, 2017
 Anthony Marwood, violin
 Aleksandar Madzar, piano

Fri, May 5, 2017
 Lise de la Salle, piano
 solo piano recital

 

1 Juilliard String Quartet

Juilliard String Quartet
Tian Tian, piano

Sunday, October 9, 2016, 3pm

VARNER RECITAL HALL
2200 N Squirrel Rd, Rochester, Oakland University
 

Founded in 1946, the ever-evolving Juilliard String Quartet has become a living American legend. Widely known as the “quintessential American string quartet,” the Juilliard has been recognized for the boldness of its interpretation of the classics, with an equal and parallel tradition of championing the new — a vibrant combination of the familiar and the daring. The Quartet’s sound is famously characterized by clarity of structure, compelling rhythmic drive and an extraordinary unanimity of purpose, no matter the work at hand. 

The JSQ celebrates the 2015/16 season, the Quartet’s 70th, with concert tours in North America, Europe and Asia; this season, they tour for the first time with their new cellist Astrid Schween, who succeeded Joel Krosnick as cellist following his retirement after 42 seasons.

For this concert they are joined by Oakland University piano faculty member Tian Tian. A native of China, Tian Tian began studying piano at age four and continued her education in the U.S., amassing top prizes at several competitions, including the Cooper International Piano Competition and the Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition.  She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Juilliard and a D.M.A. from the Eastman School of Music.  Tian Tian maintains a busy performance schedule in the U.S and abroad, including a recital at the Gilmore Festival, concerto appearances with the Windsor Symphony and the Idyllwild Chamber Orchestra, and performances in the U.S. and abroad as member of the Studzinsky Trio.

"The Juilliard String Quartet can plausibly be called the most important American quartet in history."

The Boston Globe

Program:

Beethoven: String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95, “Serioso”
Mendelssohn: String Quartet in A minor, Op. 13
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34


 

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