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Gallery Chamber Series:

Metropolis Quartet January 20, 2013
Dios no Choro February 24, 2013
Arianna String Quartet March 10,2013

$42 for three concerts, $17 for single tickets
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All Chamber Series concerts begin at 2:30 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Art Gallery

Metropolis Quartet (January 20, 2013)

Metropolis performs the major oboe quartet (oboe, violin, viola, cello) repertoire, written by composers such as Mozart, J.C. Bach and Benjamin Britten. They also seek out lesser-known works by composers of all periods, and take familiar melodies and perform their own arrangements. Each performance is a sparkling mix of wonderful compositions, memorable melodies and fun conversation between the musicians and audience members. These four outstanding and versatile musicians bring to the stage musical energy, an obvious love of what they do, and a true affection and respect for each other. These qualities combine to truly make Metropolis and one-of-a-kind quartet. Metropolis is Deb Stevenson, oboe; Thomas Yang, violin; Doyl Armbrust, viola; and Steven Houser, cello.

Dios no Choro - Julie Koidon, flute & Paulinho Garcia, guitar (February 24, 2013)

Dios no Choro was formed in 1997. After hearing a CD of Brazilian flutist Altamiro Carrilho in 1995, Julie began her interest in Brazilian choro music, a genre originating in the late 1800's, mixing African rhythms and European dance melodies. She met Paulinho Garcia, Chicago's best Brazilian guitarist/vocalist in 1997 and their duo was formed.

Julie is the recipient of 5 Fulbright grants (Brazil, Norway, New Zealand, Serbia and Sweden), and has performed and taught master classes in Brazil since 1997. Paulinho has performed throughout the world, including at the Tokyo Jazz Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival and the Elite and Fujitsu Festivals in Japan. In 2010 he was voted "Chicagoan of the Year in Jazz" and "Person of the Year." Their performances include WFMT-FM radio and tours throughout the US.

Arianna String Quartet (March 10, 2013)

“Quartet playing does not get much better than this.” – Chicago Tribune

Continuing our long standing relationship with the Arianna String Quartet, we are pleased to again have them close out the Gallery Chamber Series for 2013. Fermilab audiences have watched the ascent of this impeccable ensemble, from their debut at the Fischoff Competition while still a quartet-in-residence at Northern Illinois University, studying with the Vermeer Quartet, through numerous awards and prestigious performances. Stops along the way include Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, The Dame Myra Hess Series, NPR’s Performance Today, tours of Japan, South America, and Europe.

The Arianna String Quartet has recorded for Albany Records and Urtext Digital Classics, and recently signed a long-term contract with Centaur Records for recordings of the complete quartets of Beethoven, Bartók, Janácek and the Mozart "Haydn" Quartets. The first of these discs, the quartets of Janacek, will be released in the fall of 2010, with recordings of Beethoven’s Op.18 quartets to follow this year. Based in St. Louis since 2000, the Arianna String Quartet serves as associate professors of their respective instruments, and quartet-in-residence at the University of Missouri - St. Louis.

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A Poem about the Gallery Chamber Series

   
 


Quintet at Fermilab

Four ladies in the Lexus
Gliding down the road
Looking out at Fermi Fields
Covered up with snow

Like butter cream frosting
Upon an endless cake
Pat comments at the crossing
Of the cold and frozen lake

The buffalo are huddling
Against the sheltered barn
The chamber music’s waiting
On the far side of the farm

Flutes, bassoons, and oboes,
Clarinets, French horns
Another lovely afternoon
Of tundra winter warmed

Besty Jenkins, written 2/18/07

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