This event will take place in Squires Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Combining the sounds of the violin, viola and cello, the quartet will bring enlightening explorations of Beethoven, Bartok, Schoen-berg, Shostakovich and Golijov.
Considered “simply the best there is” by the Boston Globe, Borromeo has performed at some of the world’s most famous concert halls and music festivals.
Additionally, the quartet has long-standing residencies at the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum in Boston, the Tenri Cultural Institute in New York, the Dai-Ichi Semei Hall in Tokyo and the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music where it has been the official “Quartet-in-Residence” for 17 years.
The Borromeo String Quartet exploded onto the scene in 1989 and quickly gained national attention. Since then, they have evolved to perform more than 100 concerts of their classical-yet-contemporary style in three different continents each season.
In 2007, the quartet was honored as the recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, as well as being named (in 2006) after an award that is a commitment to contemporary music. Sponsored by the Aaron Copland House, the Borromeo String Quartet Award annually premieres the work of important young composers internationally.
The Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society gave the quartet a special commission in 2005: to conduct a five-month-long sequence of outreach concerts throughout the city limits. The concerts were centered on the music of Bela Bartok, the famed Hungarian composer and pianist.
Tickets will be available at the Lee University Box Office in the Dixon Center, or by phone at 614-8343 one week prior to the concert, between 3 and 6 p.m.
For more information about the performance, please call the School of Music at 614-8240. For more information about the Borromeo String Quartet, visit www.borromeoquartet.org.