As a named string quartet, the Pro Arte Quartet has been around since 1912. Founded by conservatory students in Brussels, the group’s rich history includes Bela Bartok’s dedication of his fourth string quartet and the premiere of Barber’s opus 11 string quartet that features as its slow movement music that has become the “Adagio for Strings.”
The group’s current members, together since 1995, are David Perry and Suzanne Beia, violin; Sally Chisholm, viola; and Parry Karp, cello. The quartet is currently an ensemble in residence at the UW- Madison School of Music and resident quartet of the Chazen Museum of Art, performing regularly on the concert series of both institutions.
The quartet can be heard in recital this evening, Monday February 29, courtesy of the University of Tennessee School of Music. The recital is in the Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall in the Natalie Haslam Music Center at 8 p.m. Admission is free.
Anton Webern: Langsamer Satz (1905)
Mozart: String Quartet in E-Flat Major, K. 428
Beethoven: String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 74, “The Harp”