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The young Verona Quartet is experiencing a meteoric rise to the upper echelon of international chamber music, boosted by the Cleveland Quartet Award they scored last year from Chamber Music America, and a new position as the quartet-in-residence at Oberlin Conservatory. The quartet members and Joshua Roman share a passion for advancing the work of living composers; they join forces for Teen Murti by the Indian-American composer Reena Esmail in a version commissioned by Roman. Using the same distinctive configuration with two cellos, they’ll also perform a String Quintet that Schubert wrote in his final months, which seems to make time stand still and hurt melt away with its glorious affirmations of life and music.
Jonathan Ong (Violin), Dorothy Ro (Violin), Abigail Rojansky (Viola), and Jonathan Dormand (Cello), with Joshua Roman (Cello)
Teen Murti (2013) – Reena Esmail (b. 1983)
String Quintet in C, D. 956, Op. Posth 163 – Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Allegro ma non troppo
Scherzo: Presto. Trio. Andante sostenuto
Blank Canvas (U.S. Premiere) – Roydon Tse (b. 1991)