The Mimir Chamber Music Festival proudly presents its twentieth-anniversary season from June 26 through July 7, including a special matinee performance on July 2 in the Kimbell’s Renzo Piano Pavilion, as well as several concerts at the TCU School of Music’s Walsh Center for the Performing Arts. Featuring an array of internationally renowned performing artists, Mimir has been named a “Top 10 Musical Event of the Year” eight times by The Dallas Morning News.
This concert of Chamber Music will feature young musicians from the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra in their final Chamber Music performance of the season. Please join them to listen to the future of classical music in Fort Worth. No admission or reservations required.
“The Dover Quartet players have it in them to become the next Guarneri String Quartet—they’re that good” (The Chicago Tribune). Since winning the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, they have become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. They will perform string quartets of Barber, Smetana, and Shostakovich.
Preconcert conversation, 1:15 pm; Concert, 2 pm
For tickets, visit www.chambermusicfw.org/tickets or call 817-877-3003.
Russell was awarded a Grammy in 2005 for his CD Aire Latino in the category of best instrumental soloist in classical music. The New York Times wrote about his performance: “Mr. Russell made his mastery evident without ever deviating from an approach that places musical values above mere display. It was apparent . . . that Mr. Russell possesses a talent of extraordinary dimension.” He was named a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Music in London in 1997.
Virginia Luque plays classical and flamenco music in a Spanish romantic style, combining extraordinary virtuosity with beautiful tone and musicianship. A native of Algeciras (Cadiz), Spain, Luque began playing the guitar at the age of four and gave her first concert at seven. After hearing her, the legendary Spanish guitarist Andres Segovia invited her to study with him privately. She has performed to critical acclaim throughout the United States, including at Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, The Metropolitan Opera House, and The Frick Collection in New York City.
Fort Worth’s premier choral ensemble, the Fort Worth Chamber Choir “pushes the technical boundaries of what music could/should be” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram). Since its founding in 1962, under its former name Schola Cantorum of Texas, Fort Worth Chamber Choir and the Fort Worth Chorale have become synonymous with excellence in the greater arts community. The special afternoon will feature a cash bar, roses, and chocolates for your significant other.
For tickets, visit fortworthchorale.org.
The Assad Brothers, Sérgio and Adair, are in their fifty-first year as a duo. The pair, and Sérgio individually as a composer and arranger, have won multiple Grammys. They have worked extensively with renowned artists Yo-Yo Ma, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Paquito d'Rivera, and others.
Benjamin Verdery has performed worldwide as a soloist and has recorded and performed with such diverse artists as Andy Summers, Frederic Hand, William Coulter, Leo Kottke, Anthony Newman, Jessye Norman, Paco Peña, Hermann Prey, and John Williams. Verdery is hailed for his innovative and eclectic musical career. His most recent album features works by Bach, Strauss, Mozart, and Jimi Hendrix.
His music making is the stuff of legends, filled with tremendous emotional power, depth, and expressiveness. “Surpassing our expectations and communicating perceptions that stay in the mind” (Gramophone), he returns to Fort Worth with a recital of Bach and Chopin.
For tickets, visit cliburn.org.