November 2, 2011

Spanish string quartet to perform at Meany

The Cuarteto Casals string quartet.

The Cuarteto Casals string quartet.

One of Europes most distinguished string quartets, Cuarteto Casals, will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Meany Hall. The quartet makes its Meany Hall debut performing works by Arriaga, Turina, and Schubert.

Cuarteto Casals was founded at the Escuela Reina Sofia in Madrid under Professor Antonello Farulli in 1997. Members are Vera Martinez-Mehner, violin; Abel Tomàs, violin; Jonathan Brown, viola; and Arnau Tomàs, cello. This Spanish ensemble has garnered extensive critical acclaim and has won top prizes at many international competitions, including First Prizes at the 2000 London and the 2002 Johannes Brahms International String Quartet Competitions.

The program includes String Quartet in D Minor, by Arriaga; Oracion del torero, by Turina; and String Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, Op. 29, D. 804 (Rosamunde), by Schubert,.

Tickets are $34 ($20 for students). They may be purchased by phone at 206-543-4880, online, or in person at the UW Arts Ticket Office.