Chamber Music Conversations from the Clark: Verona Quartet

Sunday, May 02, 2021

Ticket Information

This event is free of charge, but you must register via Zoom to attend in advance. All audience members will receive instructions via email after registration.

Please note: event takes place from 4:00-5:30 p.m. Pacific Time

4:00 PM
Presented By
UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Event Type
Early Music
Event Contact
Jeanette LaVere
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In response to the global pandemic in 2020, we are experimenting with a new series of free, online events called Chamber Music Conversations from the Clark, which combine programs recorded specifically for our audience and conversations with the musicians.

Join us for an exclusive online event featuring a chamber music concert performed by the Verona Quartet just for our audience, followed by a live Q & A with the musicians moderated by Bruce Whiteman, Clark Librarian Emeritus. Audience members will have the opportunity to pose questions via Zoom Group Chat.

Delicate craftsmanship, luminous sound, and a dramatic poise are all hallmarks of the virtuosity that fuses together violinists Jonathan Ong, Dorothy Ro, violist Abigail Rojansky, and cellist Jonathan Dormand to create the Verona Quartet. The group’s singular sense of purpose earned them Chamber Music America’s coveted Cleveland Quartet Award 2020, and a reputation as an “outstanding ensemble…cohesive yet full of temperament” (The New York Times). Deeply committed educators, the Verona Quartet serves as Quartet-in-Residence at the Oberlin College and Conservatory in Oberlin, Ohio.

Ensemble Name
Verona Quartet
Jonathan Ong, violin; Dorothy Ro, violin; Abigail Rojansky, viola; Jonathan Dormand, cello
Speakers / Participants
Rogers Brubaker, Bruce Whiteman
Reena Esmail, Antonín Dvořák

Reena Esmail (1983 )
String Quartet (Ragamala)


Antonín Dvořák (18411904)
String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, op. 96, “American Quartet”

Allegro ma non troppo
Molto vivace
Finale: Vivace ma no troppo

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