“The quartet is excited about this new venture, and we are thrilled to be making this debut in collaboration with Orli Shaham,” said Hartman, who added that Shaham is a consummate musician recognized for her grace and vitality. “She has established an impressive international reputation as one of today’s most gifted pianists.”
“To my recollection, Indianapolis has not had a resident string quartet for quite some time, and we are all looking forward to sharing this unique and rewarding venture with the entire community.”
The program will open with Mendelssohn’s “String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80” and close with Brahms’ “Piano Quintet, Op. 34.”
The quartet was formed as a result of a 2015 gift from local philanthropist and UIndy board of trustees Chair Yvonne Shaheen to support the cultural life of faculty and students.
“The University of Indianapolis community is privileged to listen to and learn from a world-class string quartet comprising musicians who have garnered international recognition,” said Jennifer Drake, dean of the Shaheen College of Arts and Sciences.