Chiara String Quartet to perform with Music in the Park Series

Lauded for its “highly virtuosic, edgeof- the-seat playing” (The Boston Globe), the Chiara String Quartet is renowned for bringing fresh excitement to traditional repertoire as well as for creating insightful interpretations of new music.

Chiara String Quartet will perform two Family Concerts on Friday, April 15, and a chamber music program on Sunday, April 17, in St. Anthony Park as part of the Schubert Club’s Music in the Park Series. The Family Concerts will be held at 6 and 7:15 p.m. April 15 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 2136 Carter Ave.

The program will include a live re-telling of the story Mole Music by David McPhail. Quartet members will act as narrators and characters as they weave music by Dvorak, Gabriela Frank, Shostakovich, Haydnn and Beethoven through the story line.

No tickets are required for the Family Concerts, but donations will be accepted.

The chamber music program on April 17 will feature “Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout,” composed for the Quartet by Gabriela Lena Frank, along with Bela Bartok’s String Quartet No. 4 and String Quartet in A minor, Op. 51, No. 2, by Johannes Brahms.

The program begins at 4 p.m. at St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ, 2129 Commonwealth Ave. Tickets are $30 for adults and$12 for student rush. There are a limited amount of tickets available. You can order tickets online at or call 651-292-3268.

Renowned for bringing excitement to traditional string quartet repertoire as well as for creating insightful interpretations of new music, the Chiara String Quartet (Rebecca Fischer and Hyeyung Julie Yoon, violins; Jonah Sirota, viola; Gregory Beaver, cello) are currently the quartet-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Chiara (key-ARE-uh) is an Italian word, meaning “clear, pure or light.” You can learn more aboutthem at

The Schubert Club is an internationally renowned performing arts organization dedicated to expanding the enjoyment of music through world-class recitals, premier educational programs and rare collections of musical treasures. Following decades of musical collaboration, Music in the Park Series became part of the Schubert Club in 2010.

Founded more than 30 years ago, Music in the Park Series engages outstanding artists and chamber ensembles to present concerts in St. Anthony Park’s United Church of Christ. Learn more at

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