Musicians from Ravinia's Steans Music Institute

$10 BGH Classics

Miriam Fried,
Yoo Jin Jang, Violin
Steven Laraia, Viola
Leah Ferguson, Viola
Oliver Aldort, Cello
SuJin Lee, Cello

Bennett Gordon Hall
Saturday, April 4, 2015
6:00 PM
Gates Open
8:30 PM
Concert Starts

Tickets: $10
No lawn sales

Ticket & dining package $45

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Boccherini:          String Quintet in E Major, G. 275

Mendelssohn:       String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 13

Schoenberg:         Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4

About The Artist

Every spring since 1999 world-renowned violinist and RSMI Piano and Strings Program Director Miriam Fried has led an ensemble comprising talented alumni of the conservatory on a national tour to showcase the “uncommon polish and energy” (Washington Post) that the musicians lend to both established repertoire and contemporary compositions. RSMI’s 25th anniversary celebration culminated in the 2014 tour, which saw the Musicians from RSMI becomeone of the few American chamber ensembles to ever have performed in Cuba. Composers have remarked that the musicians are “extraordinary both in technical accomplishment and sensitive, musical intelligence” (Bernard Rands) and “as thoughtful in their approach to my music as they are works by the great masters” (David Ludwig). This spring the ensemble’s program spans two centuries of music: 50 years before Schubert wrote his masterful string quintet (featuring a second cello instead of a second viola), Boccherini utilized the same instrumentation to let the lower-pitched instrument shine, as in his E-major quintet that features his famed minuet. The RSMI musicians will also perform two works from early in the careers of Mendelssohn (Quartet No. 2) and Schoenberg (Verklärte Nacht) that reflect each composer’s work with songs as well as their captivation with counterpoint and elaborate harmonies.

Concert Information