mannes school of music's schneider concert Series presents ariel string quartet

Repertoire Will Include Haydn, Ades, and Britten

The Vera Quartet. Photo by Lindy Tsai.

NEW YORK, March 26, 2018 – On Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. The Schneider Concerts, a program of The New School’s Mannes School of Music, presents the Vera Quartet in a program of Haydn, Ades, and Britten. The performance will take place in The New School’s Auditorium at 66 W. 12th Street at The New School.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
Vera Quartet

Pedro Rodríguez Rodríguez and Patricia Quintero García, violin, Inés Picado Molares, viola; Justin Goldsmith, cello

Franz Joseph Haydn String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 74, No. 3 (Rider) (1793)
Thomas Adès Four Quarters, Op. 28 (2010)
Benjamin Britten String Quartet No. 2 in C Major (1945)

Program approximately 1 hours and 50 minutes, including intermission

Single tickets on sale now
$18 single ticket general admission
$16 single ticket seniors 65+ and people with disabilities
$ 5.00 standby, students 30 and younger with school ID
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The Vera Quartet, winner of the Grand Prize 2017, Plowman Chamber Music Competition, First Prize at the Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition and Second Prize at the M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition 2017, is currently Graduate Quartet-in-Residence at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, studying with the Pacifica Quartet. The group held a residency at the Beethovenhaus in Bonn, Germany, completed an international tour in South Korea with performed at Seoul National University, Yonsei University, and the Korea National University of the Arts. The quartet also recently collaborated with world-renowned pipa player Wu Man as part of the China Remixed Festival, performing Tan Dun’s Concerto for String Quartet and Pipa. In January 2017, the quartet was one of five artists selected by NPR’s Performance Today to spend a week as the show’s Young Artist in Residence. The Vera Quartet has also taken part in the Chamber Music Residency program at the Banff Centre in Canada and participated in the Center for Advanced Quartet Studies at the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Hailed in The New York Times as “one of the best deals in town for lovers of classical music,” for six decades, The New School’s Mannes School of Music’s Schneider Concerts series has presented outstanding young artists and ensembles at non-exclusionary ticket prices. The series’ remarkable history includes the New York debuts of pianist Peter Serkin and the Dover, Calidore, Guarneri, Cleveland, and Vermeer String Quartets and TASHI. Artists such as Yefim Bronfman, Richard Goode, Jaime Laredo, Yo Yo Ma, and Murray Perahia were introduced to New York audiences early in their careers. The series was founded at The New School in 1957 as New School Concerts by violinist and conductor Alexander Schneider, who led the series until his death in 1993, at which time the series was renamed The Schneider Concerts in his honor. Artistic leadership is now under the auspices of a committee of ten noted musicians: John Dalley, Pamela Frank, Jennifer Koh, Jaime Laredo, Cho-Liang Lin, Anthony McGill, Kurt Muroki, Tara O’Connor, Arnold Steinhardt, and Michael Tree.

The 2017-18 Schneider Concerts season is supported by the Alexander Schneider Foundation and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Now in its second century as a dynamic musical center, Mannes School of Music is a standard bearer for innovative artistry, dedicated to developing citizen artists who engage their communities and the world through music. Through its undergraduate, graduate, professional studies, and preparatory programs, Mannes offers a curriculum as imaginative as it is rigorous, taught by a world-class faculty and visiting artists. As part of The New School’s College of Performing Arts, together with the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music and the School of Drama, Mannes makes its home on The New School’s Greenwich Village campus in a state-of-the-art facility at the newly renovated Arnhold Hall.

Founded in 1919, The New School was born out of principles of academic freedom, tolerance, and experimentation. Committed to social engagement, The New School today remains in the vanguard of innovation in higher education, with more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students challenging the status quo in design and the social sciences, liberal arts, management, the arts, and media. The New School welcomes thousands of adult learners annually for continuing education courses and calendar of lectures, screenings, readings, and concerts. Through its online learning portals, research institutes, and international partnerships, The New School maintains a global presence.


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