The Mivos Quartet, a New York-based contemporary string quartet, will engage in a new music residency at the University of New Orleans and Tulane University from Nov. 30- Dec. 4, highlighted by two free concerts on Dec. 2 and 3.
What: The Mivos Quartet in Concert
When/Where: Dec. 2, 7 p.m., Recital Hall at the UNO Performing Arts Center; and Dec. 3, 7 p.m., Tulane University, Dixon Hall
The New York Times has said of the Mivos Quartet: “This vital young New York string quartet embraces toothy modernism with punk rock verve.” The Chicago Reader called Mivos “one of America’s most daring and ferocious new music ensembles.”
On Dec. 2, the group will perform works by Philip Glass, Mario Diaz de Leon, David Brynjar Franzson and UNO music professor Yotam Haber. The concert will take place at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the UNO Performing Arts Center. To register for free tickets, click here. On Dec. 3, Mivos will perform music by UNO and Tulane composition students at 7 p.m. in Tulane’s Dixon Hall.
“We are proud to bring the internationally renowned Mivos Quartet to New Orleans as it returns to the United States from its recent China tour,” said Yotam Haber, assistant professor of music at UNO. “The Quartet's residency will feature concerts from its repertoire as well as new music by student composers. This collaboration between UNO and Tulane's music departments is a catalyst for exciting developments in contemporary music in New Orleans.”
Open rehearsals will be held on Dec. 1 and 2 from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. in the UNO Performing Arts Center. During these rehearsals, student composers will receive coaching from the artists in residence.
The Mivos Quartet has earned a reputation as leading interpreters of contemporary music. In addition to commissioning and premiering new music for string quartet, Mivos has collaborated with guest artists and been active in education, engaging in residences around the globe. The quartet also runs the annual Mivos/Kanter String Quartet Composition Prize, established to support the work of emerging and mid-career composers and to encourage continued interest in new compositions for string quartet. The winning composers, selected from more than 100 applicants, receive a performance of their work in New York City on the Mivos Quartet concert season and a cash prize.