Metropolitan Playhouse presents the Iris String Quartet in a concert comprising Brahms, Gershwin and contemporary American composers tonight, March 5, 2013 at 8:00 PM at Metropolitan Playhouse 220 East 4th Street, between Avenues A and B, New York City. Tickets are $25 Adults and $10 Children Under 18.
The program will be:
Johannes Brahms - String Quartet in C Minor, Opus 51 No.1
Louis Conti - Bardo Thodol
Nick DiBerardino - Celestial Dances - Ex Nihilo
George Gershwin - Five Songs
Michael Kosch - Giotto (selections) for solo violin (World Premiere)
The Iris String Quartet is: Yibin Li - violin, Muneyoshi Takahashi - violin, Entela Barci, - viola, Sean Katsuyama - cello.
Formed by four talented musicians devoted to educating as well as performing, the Iris Quartet has presented concerts in some of New York's finest venues since 2007. Named after the Greek goddess of the rainbow, the Quartet brings to its performances a colorful blend of four diverse personalities and backgrounds.
In addition to performing, each member is involved in teaching their respective instrument, and also in educating audiences new to classical music. While each has trained at New York's most renowned music schools, formative studies in Albania, China, Japan, and the United States also inform their musical interpretations.
Iris is excited to be performing in this award-winning theater that is an integral part of the heart of the East Village theater scene. Metropolitan Playhouse is eager to present the Iris String Quartet in this concert of classical chamber music in its intimate downtown home. Known for exploring American identity through our literary and historical past, the Metropolitan's recent successes include: The Boss, Both Your Houses, The House of Mirth, The Jazz Singer, Uncle Tom's Cabin, The Drunkard, Dodsworth, The Return of Peter Grimm, Under the Gaslight, The Contrast, It Pays to Advertise, Anna Christie, The Pioneer, Margaret Fleming, Denial, The Octoroon, The Truth, The Melting Pot, Inheritors, The Scarecrow, and Missouri Legend, as well as the popular Living Literature festivals.
For reservations, call 800-838-3006. And for more information, visit www.metropolitanplayhouse.org.