Festival Opening Concert
Spotlight on the Miró Quartet

15 January 2024 (Monday) 7:30 pm Duration: Approx. 105 minutes including one interval
Concert Hall, Hong Kong CIty Hall View map
$520, $320, $180

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 The Miró dispatched [Shaw’s Microfictions] joyfully, leaning into the solemnity of the glorious chords, the pleasure of melodic expressions of sweetness and tongue-in-cheek sorrow.” The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Our festival opens with a focus on the Miró Quartet, one of America’s most celebrated and dedicated string quartets, playing the Asian Premiere of star composer Caroline Shaw’s Microfictions. Caroline Shaw is  a distinctive voice in American music, and has received a Pulitzer Prize in Music and several Grammy awards. This work, Microfictions, was co-commissioned by Premiere Performances (with the support of, together with the La Jolla Music Society, Carnegie Hall, Chamber Music Houston and the Shriver Hall Concert Series, and was dedicated to the Miró Quartet themselves. The work is a stimulating set of six short musical stories in the tradition of imagist poetry and the surrealist painting of Joan Miró.

This concert will also feature two beloved masterpieces for strings: the invigorating Mozart’s String Quintet in G minor (with violist Masumi Per Rostad) and the magnificent Brahms Quartet No. 1.

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Caroline SHAW
Microfictions (2021)Asian premiere, co-commissioned by Premiere Performances (with the support of
Miró Quartet

String Quintet in G minor, KV 516Miró Quartet, Masumi Rostad (viola)

String Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 51, No. 1Miró Quartet

Festival Musicians featured in this concert


Miró Quartet

Caroline Shaw, composer

Masumi Per Rostad, viola


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15 January 2024 (Monday) 7:30 pm Duration: Approx. 105 minutes including one interval
Concert Hall, Hong Kong CIty Hall View map
$520, $320, $180

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