Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2013-2014

MARCH 21 at 8 PM

Joan Kwuon, Joel Smirnoff, Sharon Robinson, and Sergei Babayan

Coolidge Auditorium

Violinist Joan Kwuon leads a quartet of distinguished colleagues—world-class players known for impressive musicianship, who are familiar faces to chamber music lovers worldwide. Colleagues from the faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music, these artists have been associated with major international festivals, and with collaborators like André Previn, Tony Bennett, Jaime Laredo and Valery Gergiev. For this concert they perform two piano quartets, favorites in the chamber repertoire, including the Brahms op. 25 quartet premiered by Clara Schumann. Photo credits: Joan Kwuon by Lisa-Marie Mazzucco; Sharon Robinson by Christian Steiner


Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478


Portraits for violin and piano


Piano Quartet no. 1 in G minor, op. 25

This performance is SOLD OUT. However, a limited number of RUSH tickets is available, at no cost, 2 hours before each performance. Patrons are strongly encouraged to try for a RUSH ticket at the door. Due to no-shows and returned tickets, some seats are ALWAYS available for sold out performances at curtain. RUSH tickets are offered on a space-available basis. Seats are not guaranteed.

6:30 PM - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)

Conversation with the artists