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Zorá Quartet w/ Roberto Díaz, viola and Peter Wiley, cello

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 3:00 PM (Add to calendar)

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

$20.00

First Prize Winner of the 2015 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, the Zorá Quartet currently serves as quartet-in-residence at Curtis Institute. The Zorá’s PCMS debut offers a program uniting them with two all-star musicians, Díaz and Wiley, to perform Brahms’s B-flat Major Sextet, a work that is among the most beloved and universally performed large ensemble masterpieces in the chamber music oeuvre.

The Alexander Schneider Concert

Haydn: Quartet in F Minor, Op. 20, No. 5
Webern: Langsamer Satz
Brahms: String Sextet in B-flat Major, Op. 18

Zorá Quartet

The Zorá String Quartet won First Prize in the 2015 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. They also won the Sander Buchman Award, which sponsors their New York debut, and four concert prizes: the Friends of Music Concerts Prize (Connecticut), the Hayden’s Ferry Chamber Music Series Prize (AZ), the Paramount Theatre Prize (VT), and the Vancouver.

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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.

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Peter Wiley, cello

Celebrated for his “accurate intonation and warmth of tone” (New York Times), Grammy-nominated cellist Peter Wiley attended the Curtis Institute at just 13 years of age, under the tutelage of David Soyer. He continued his precocious accomplishments with his appointment as principal cellist of the Cincinnati Symphony at age 20, after one year in the Pittsburgh Symphony..

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American Philosophical Society

Address: Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Concerts at the American Philosophical SocietyBenjamin Franklin Hall is a 375 seat auditorium offering plaza level and balcony seating.  All concerts at this venue are general admission seating.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. There are many historic elements to the building.  Designed in the Italianate style, it features a visually striking white marble façade and an impressive collection of paintings.…more info