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Love and Duty: A Celebration of the Music of Brahms

  • McCullough Theatre
  • 2390 Robert Dedman Drive
  • Austin, TX 78712
  • November 11, 2016
  • Time: 8:00 PM


Miró Quartet

with Special Guests

Martin Beaver, violin

Clive Greensmith, cello

David Shifrin, clarinet

Anton Nel, piano

David Small, baritone

Kelly Kuo, piano

Presented in partnership with College of Fine Arts Visiting Artists Chair, Butler School of Music, and KMFA-FM

Love and Duty marks the launch of a semester-long celebration of the music of Johannes Brahms, curated by Miró Quartet. In addition to the programs in McCullough Theatre, the project features additional chamber music concerts by Butler School of Music faculty and students, plus a major string quartet seminar. Much of Brahms’ inner life revolved around the tension between his love for Clara Schumann and his duty to Robert Schumann and his family after Robert’s death. Passion and restraint, and freedom and discipline were emotional polarities in constant conflict in his personal life, clearly dramatized in his chamber music.

“Our visiting guest artists’ impact on the Miró Quartet has been profound, they have shaped a lot of the way we think and play as artists. Each one of them breathes new life into our group every time we get to step onstage together and we hope our BSOM students and colleagues will be equally inspired.� — Miró Quartet

Love and Duty: A Celebration of the Music of Brahms