Vera Quartet
Roberto Díaz, viola

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 7:30 pm
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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$20.00 per ticket

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About This Performance

In just three years as an ensemble, the Vera Quartet has earned top prizes at several competitions and is currently part of Astral and quartet-in-residence at the Curtis Institute. Featuring esteemed violist and Curtis President Roberto Díaz, their PCMS debut program showcases Mendelssohn’s late masterpiece: his B-flat Major String Quintet, a work that melds the exuberance of the composer’s celebrated String Octet with the technical and emotive growth of the intervening years.

Haydn: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 33, No. 2, Joke
Brodhead: Quartet  World Premiere/PCMS Commission
Mendelssohn: String Quintet in B-flat Major, Op. 87

This concert is supported by the Alexander Schneider Foundation.

The Artist(s)

Vera Quartet
Vera Quartet
Winners of the 2018 Astral Artists National Auditions, the Vera Quartet is currently the String Quartet in Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music. The quartet received Grand Prizes at recent Plowman and Yellow Springs chamber music competitions, top prizes from the M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, and the St. Lawrence award from the Wigmore Hall String Quartet Competition.… Read More
Roberto Dí­az, viola
A violist of international reputation, Roberto Díaz is president and CEO of the Curtis Institute of Music, following in the footsteps of renowned soloist/directors such as Josef Hofmann, Efrem Zimbalist, and Rudolf Serkin. As a teacher of viola at Curtis and former principal viola of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Mr. Díaz has already had a significant impact on American musical life and continues to do so in his dual roles as performer and educator.… Read More


Vera Quartet: Young Artists in Residence
Vera Quartet - Béla Bartók - String Quartet No. 3, Sz. 85
Social Series

This concert is part of the Social Series. Click here to learn more about the free tasting paired with this concert.