Monday, March 24, 2014
On March 21, WQXR presented the award-winning Chiara String Quartet in a concert performed completely by heart and without relying on any printed sheet music.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Watch the archived video webcast of the Chiara String Quartet playing works by Ravel, Bartok and Brahms, recorded March 21 in The Greene Space at WQXR.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
By Brian Wise
Before he was "Lenny," Leonard Bernstein was originally Louis Bernstein. The violinist Midori was formerly Midori Gotō. And Nigel Kennedy attempted to go by his given name alone for a period.
Friday, July 08, 2011
It's that time of the month again for the new releases show on New Sounds. John Schaefer carefully sorts through the stacks, bins, and towers of new CDs, records, and bandcamp sites which have come across his desk or into his email over the past month to present some choice cuts.
Monday, April 18, 2011
This week's featured guest is The Chiara Quartet's Rebecca Fischer and Jonah Sirota. Duality drives a lot of today’s composers. On the one hand, they continue the threads started by the likes of Monteverdi, Handel, Beethoven and Ravel. On the other, they’re also working with a preponderance of musical genres that, had they existed in the 17th, 18th or 19th Centuries, would surely have been drawn on as well by their predecessors.
Monday, October 18, 2010
As far back as I can recall, the string quartet has resonated with me on an almost spiritual level, and I really do mean as far back as I can remember. When I was old enough and accomplished enough to participate in performing string quartets, well, that's when casual flirtation morphed into full-on obsession.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
The Chiara Quartet proves that they know what chamber music is all about by respecting its roots. As a part of their own back-to-basics series, Chamber Music in any Chamber, the Chiaras performed at (Le) Poisson Rouge, bolstering a program that bypasses concert hall for clubs and galleries, returning chamber music to its rightful birthplace in intimate settings.