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

Repertoire Includes Beethoven, Dvorak, and Donnacha Dennehy's "The Weather of It"

Verona String Quartet

NEW YORK, March 9, 2020 – On Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 2p.m. The Schneider Concerts, a program of The New School’s Mannes College of Music, presents the Verona String Quartet in a program of Beethoven, Dvorak and Donnacha Dennehy. The performance will take place in The New School’s Auditorium at 66 W. 12th Street. Visit newschool.edu/mannes/Schneider-Concerts or call (212) 229-5873 for tickets and information.

Sunday, April 5, 2:00 p.m.
Verona String Quartet

Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135 (1826)
Donnacha Dennehy The Weather of It (2016)
Anton Dvorak String Quartet in G Major, Op. 106 (1895)
Program approximately 1 hour and 45 min., 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
For details and to purchase tickets, visit www.newschool.edu/mannes/schneider-concerts

Since winning the 2015 Concert Artists Guild competition, the Verona Quartet has established itself as one of the most sought after string quartets of its generation, delighting audiences at venues worldwide including Wigmore Hall (London, UK), Izumi Hall (Osaka, Japan), the National Theatre (Abu Dhabi, UAE), Melbourne Recital Hall (Melbourne, Australia), and, in New York City, at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. 2018-2019 season highlights include performances on the Lincoln Center Great Performers Series, Buffalo Chamber Music Society, Boston Celebrity Series, Lunenburg Academy of Musical Performance, Jordan Hall and Strathmore’s Music in the Mansion.

Among its many accolades, the Verona Quartet have been D’Addario Artists since 2017 and can be seen regularly on The Violin Channel as Violin Channel Artists. In addition to being named by Musical America as “New Artists of the Month” in May 2016, the group has garnered worldwide recognition by winning top prizes at international competitions across four continents including the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition (London), the 8th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition (Japan) and the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition (Australia). The Quartet is currently the quartet-in-residence at the New England Conservatory of Music’s Professional String Quartet Training program.

The quartet believes that the essence of storytelling transcends genre and so the name "Verona" pays tribute to William Shakespeare, one of the greatest storytellers of all time.

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 for 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 eight noted musicians: John Dalley, Pamela Frank, Jaime Laredo, Cho-Liang Lin, Anthony McGill, Kurt Muroki, Tara O’Connor, and Arnold Steinhardt.

The New School’s Mannes School of Music develops classical musician/citizens by combining music conservatory traditions with the cutting-edge advantage of being part of The New School, the nation's foremost progressive university. Founded in 1916, the Mannes formula for quality education capitalizes on its world-class faculty, location in the heart of the global arts capital, small class size, and a living tradition of rigor and depth that develops strong technique and great artistry.

The 2019-2020 Schneider Concerts season is supported by the Alexander Schneider Foundation and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Founded in 1916 by America’s first great violin recitalist and noted educator, David Mannes, Mannes School of Music is a standard-bearer for innovative artistry, dedicated to developing citizen artists who seek to make the world a better and more beautiful place. Through its undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies programs, Mannes offers a curriculum as imaginative as it is rigorous, taught by a world-class faculty and visiting artists. Distinguished Mannes alumni include the 20th century songwriting legend Burt Bacharach, the great pianists Richard Goode, Marray Perahia, and Bill Evans, acclaimed conductors Semyon Bychkov, Myung-Whun Chung, Joann Falleta, and Julias Rudel, beloved mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, as well as the great opera stars of today, Yonghoon Lee, Danielle de Niese, and Nadine Sierra.

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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