Ariel Quartet with Orion Weiss, piano
Part of the Winter Chamber Music Festival
Friday, January 14, 2022 at 7:30pm
“A blazing, larger-than-life performance.”
Gershon Gerchikov and Alexandra Kazovsky, violin; Jan Grüning, viola; Amit Even-Tov, cello; Orion Weiss, piano
Recipient of the Cleveland Quartet Award and the Grand Prize at the 2006 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the Ariel Quartet has garnered critical praise worldwide over the course of more than two decades. The quartet regularly collaborates with such eminent and rising musicians and ensembles as violist Roger Tapping, cellist Paul Katz, and the American, Pacifica, and Jerusalem String Quartets, as well as cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianists Jeremy Denk and Menahem Pressler. Joining them for this performance is pianist Orion Weiss, praised by the Washington Post for his “powerful technique and exceptional insight.” A winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Weiss has appeared with orchestras throughout North America, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and New York Philharmonic.
Hugo Wolf, Italian Serenade
Franz Schubert, String Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, D. 804, Op. 29 (“Rosamunde”)
Johannes Brahms, Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
50 Arts Cir Dr
Evanston, IL 60208
Pick-Staiger is a 989-seat hall located in the Arts Circle on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University. The main lobby entrance for concerts is on the west side of the building (revolving and regular doors). Since its inception in 1975, the hall has functioned as both a classroom and performance facility for Bienen School of Music performing ensembles, faculty recitals, festivals, and professional guest artists.