Among the honors held by the youthful Cuarteto Quiroga string ensemble is the "quartet-in-residence in charge of the Royal Collection of decorated Stradivarius at Madrid's Royal Palace," which would sound impressive, even if the Spanish foursome hadn't won a half-a-dozen major competitions and performed at major venues across the globe. Together since 2004, they're named after early 20th-century Spanish violinist Manuel Quiroga and are known for their "perfectly balanced, interpretively fresh performances" (The New York Times). For this concert at UC San Diego's Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, they'll perform Haydn, Beethoven and Turina.
Program (subject to change):
Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartet No. 3 in G Minor, Op. 20, H.3/33
Joaquín Turina: La oración del torero, Op. 34
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 8, No. 1
There’s a pre-performance ArtTalk at The Loft at 7:00pm.