Fine Arts Quartet
We're thrilled to announce that thanks to the commitment of the Fine Arts Quartet and the generosity of our sponsors, all 2012-13 Fine Arts Quartet season concerts on the UWM campus will be free and open to the public in celebration of the Year of the Arts! Space is limited and tickets will be required.
The Fine Arts Quartet, "one of the gold-plated names in chamber music" (Washington Post), ranks among the most distinguished ensembles of our time, with an illustrious history of performing success and an extensive recording legacy. Founded in Chicago in 1946, and based at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee since 1963, the Quartet is one of the elite few to have recorded and toured internationally for over half a century. Each season, violinists Ralph Evans and Efim Boico (who have been playing together nearly 30 years), violist Nicolò Eugelmi, and cellist Robert Cohen perform worldwide in such cities as New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Madrid, Moscow, Tokyo, Beijing, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Mexico City, and Toronto. For more information visit fineartsquartet.com
All 2012-13 regular season concerts are sold out, but seats may still be available the afternoon of the concert. Click here for our ticket and seating policy.
September 9, 2012
Haydn String Quartet Op.77-2
Shostakovich String Quartet No.1
Debussy String Quartet, Op.10
November 11, 2012
Amy Beach: String Quartet, Op.89 (in one movement) (1929)
Bernard Herrmann: Clarinet Quintet (1967) "Souvenir du Voyage"
Beethoven String Quartet, Op.130
with guest clarinetist: Michel Lethiec
February 17, 2013
Saint-Saens String Quartet No.1
Krzysztof Penderecki String Quartet No.3 (2008) "Leaves of an Unwritten Diary"
Verdi String Quartet in E Minor
April 14, 2013
Nicola Campogrande: String Quartet (2011) "Rimedi per l'anima"
Dohnanyi Piano Quintet No.2
Ronaldo Miranda: Variações Sérias sobre um tema de Anacleto de Medeiros (1991/1998)
Dohnanyi Piano Quintet No.1
with guest pianists: Witkowski Duo (Fabio & Gisele-Nacif Witkowski)
All season performances are at 3 p.m. in the Helen Bader Concert Hall in the Helene Zelazo Center, 2419 East Kenwood Boulevard. Timothy Noonan, Senior Lecturer - History and Literature, will provide free pre-concert talks before each performance starting at 2pm.
Summer Evenings of Music
In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Peck School of the Arts, all Fine Arts Quartet Summer Evenings of Music concerts are free and open to the public! Space is limited and tickets are required.
How to reserve your seats:
- If you were a 2012 summer series subscriber, you may reserve your seats with the box office through Tuesday, April 30, 2013.
- Seats will be available for reservation to the general public starting on May 1, 2013.
Box office phone: 414-229-4308
Box office hours: Monday - Friday, 12pm - 4pm.
Timothy Noonan, Senior Lecturer in Music History and Literature at the UWM Peck School of the Arts will host pre-concert talks beginning at 6:30pm before each concert. All concerts begin at 7:30 pm in the Helen Bader Concert Hall at the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, 2419 East Kenwood Boulevard. Click here to read the special ticketing policy for Summer Evenings of Music concerts.
With guest cellist Denis Brott
Wolf, Italian Serenade in G Major
Debussy, String Quartet in G Minor, Op.10
Schubert, String Quintet in C major, D 956
SUNDAY, JUNE 16
Turina, La Oración del Torero, Op.34
Prokofiev, Visions Fugitives Op.22
Haydn ,Quartet Op.71, No.2
Tchaikovsky, Children's Album, Op.39
Shostakovich, Two Pieces for String Quartet
SUNDAY, JUNE 23
With guest pianist Xiayin Wang
Chopin, Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor
Stravinsky, Double Canon in Memoriam Raoul Dufy
Ravel, String Quartet in F Major
SUNDAY, JUNE 30
With guest violist Gil Sharon and guest cellist Niklas Schmidt
Brahms, String Sextet No. 1 in B flat major, Op.18
Brahms, String Sextet No.2 in G major, Op.36
Programs subject to change
Available in the Zelazo Center lot, to the south of the building, and in the Union parking garage across Kenwood Boulevard. Parking is free on Sundays only.
The Fine Arts Quartet 2012-13 season is supported in part by:
Sheldon & Marianne Lubar Fund of the Lubar Family Foundation
Katharine and Sandy Mallin
Dr. Lucile Cohn
Additional Media Sponsors
Cellist Robert Cohen, of the Fine Arts Quartet, By Tom Strini, ThirdCoast Digest
Culture Club Chooses Fine Arts Quartet for Friday Five, by Paul Kosidowski, Milwaukee Magazine
Interview with Ralph Evans, by Jeremy Siepmann of the Naxos record label.
Fine Arts Quartet recording awarded three distinctions in 2011 Gramophone Classical Music Guide
Pianist Xiayin Wang a hit with the Fine Arts Quartet, by Michael Barndt, Third Coast Digest
Review: Fine Arts Quartet and guest, by Tom Strini, Third Coast Digest
Fine Arts Quartet Named Best Classical Musical Ensemble in the Shepherd Express's Best of Milwaukee
Violinist Ralph Evans Talks About the Past, Present and Future of String Quartets