Friday, July 30, 2021
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presented online via Zoom meeting
Join us for an exclusive online event featuring a concert performed by the Dalí Quartet just for our audience, followed by a live Q & A with the musicians hosted by the festival’s Artistic Director, Ambroise Aubrun.
This event is free of charge, but you must register to attend in advance. All audience members will receive instructions via email after registration. Click the following link to register directly with Zoom:
Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga (1806–1826)
String Quartet No. 3 in E-flat Major
III: Menuetto–Trio plus lent
IV: Presto agitato
Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)
String Quartet No. 6 in F Minor, op. 80
I: Allegro vivace assai
II: Allegro assai
IV: Finale: Allegro molto
Ari Isaacman-Beck, violin
Carlos Rubio, violin
Adriana Linares, viola
Jesús Morales, cello
The Dalí Quartet brings its signature mix of Latin American, Classical, and Romantic repertoire to stages and audiences of all kinds. The quartet’s passionate energy is poured into everything they do, generating critical and audience acclaim for their “Classical Roots, Latin Soul” program. Its tours include appearances for distinguished chamber music and cultural center series in the U.S., Canada, and South America. Recent engagements include concerts in New York and Philadelphia, on to Portland, Puerto Rico, San Jose, and from Tulsa to Toronto and beyond. The Dalí Quartet’s engaging style reaches across the footlights for an experience which “leaves the audience almost dancing in the aisles.” (Peninsula Reviews)
In addition to works of the masters from Haydn to Brahms and Amaya to Piazzolla, the group’s adventurous and entertaining programming includes new works for quartet with percussionist Orlando Cotto, and quintets both Latin and Classical with the renowned clarinetist Ricardo Morales, principal clarinetist of The Philadelphia Orchestra, and with acclaimed pianist Vanessa Perez. The Dalí Quartet has an ongoing collaboration with the Van Cliburn Competition’s gold-medal winning pianist Olga Kern, with whom they have toured from coast to coast. Their recording of Shostakovich and Brahms piano quintets live at the Virginia Arts Festival is due for imminent release on the Delos label.
2019 recipient of the Atlanta Symphony’s esteemed Aspire Award for accomplished African American and Latino Musicians, the Dalí Quartet is devoted to audience development and to reaching communities of all kinds. The group’s Latin Fiesta Workshops and Family Concerts in both traditional and innovative settings literally move listeners! The Dalí Quartet is sought after for master classes and professional development workshops for students, most recently at the National Repertory Orchestra, Miami University, Michigan State, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Iowa. The Quartet has opened musical vistas for younger kids with its week-long “Any Given Child” programs for the Tulsa Public School System. The artist’s International Music Festival is an admired chamber music and orchestral program founded in 2004 which develops the performance skills of young musicians up to semi-professional levels. The Dalí has also served as a guest resident ensemble at Lehigh University.
Trained by world-renowned artists, members of the Dalí Quartet are from Venezuela, Puerto Rico, and the US. They have studied at esteemed institutions such as the New England Conservatory, Cleveland Institute of Music, Juilliard, Indiana University Bloomington, and the Simón Bolivar Conservatory in Caracas, Venezuela. The quartet is based in Philadelphia, PA.
The quartet serves as faculty at West Chester University Wells School of Music as the Quartet in Residence, and is an Iris Orchestra Resident Ensemble. The Dalí Quartet proudly uses Pirastro Strings and WMutes.
Dalí Quartet is represented by Jonathan Wentworth Associates.
Ambroise Aubrun, D.M.A., Artistic Director
The festival was founded in 1988 by Professor Henry J. Bruman (1913–2005), who sought to introduce new audiences to chamber music at informal concerts on the UCLA campus. The festival is made possible by the Henry J. Bruman Trust, Professors Wendell E. Jeffrey and Bernice M. Wenzel, by a gift in memory of Raymond E. Johnson, and with the support of the UCLA Center for 17th-& 18th-Century Studies.
To learn more about Chamber Music programs from the Clark and view videos from past performances, please visit https://www.1718.ucla.edu/events/categories/music/