Opening Night with The Verona Quartet

Opening Night with The Verona Quartet

Gearan Center for the Performing Arts

$25.00 per ticket

Overview

The Verona Quartet will join the Geneva Music Festival for the 2019 Season’s opening night, Thursday, May 30. Featuring Jonathan Ong and Dorothy Ro (violin), Abigail Rojansky (viola) and  Jonathan Dormand (cello), The Verona Quartet has established itself as one of the most sought-after string quartets of its generation. Since winning the 2015 Concert Artists Guild competition, the quartet has performed around the globe  with an emphasis on progressive programming and collaboration. In this concert, the Veronas bring a program of music written by female composers, including Kelly-Marie Murphy Dark Energy and Julia Adolphe Star-Crossed Signals. In the second half, they will be joined by GMF favorites Jinjoo Cho (violin) and Michelle Cann (piano) for Chausson’s expressive and virtuosic Concert in D major, Op. 21 for violin, piano and string quartet.

Program subject to change.

Schedule

Gearan Center for the Performing Arts

About the Artists

Abigail Rojansky

Abigail Rojansky is the violist of the Verona Quartet, the current Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School in New York City. As a part of the Verona Quartet, Ms. Rojansky was also Graduate Quartet in Residence at the IU Jacobs School of Music. Originally a violinist, Ms. Rojansky began her studies at the age of eight in the San Francisco Bay Area, California under Patricia Drury and Erika Miranda. Just two years later… Read more

Jonathan "JD" Dormand

Cellist Jonathan “JD” Dormand has performed internationally on stages including London’s Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre, as well as New York’s Weill Recital Hall and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Jonathan’s performances have been praised by the Boston Globe for being “elastic in phrasing and transparent in detail.” Ariane Todes, the former editor of the Strad magazine, noted “Dormand is a fine and thoughtful player, for whom everything works securely and easily.”… Read more

Verona Quartet

Hailed by The New York Times as an “outstanding ensemble,” the Verona Quartet is dedicated to showcasing the art form of the string quartet and to elevating their music making to convey the poetic narrative of storytelling.  The Quartet’s members represent four different nations (USA, UK, Singapore and Canada), but their singular approach and unanimity of purpose in both musical and cultural cooperation has quickly earned the group a reputation for its “interpretive strength… robust… Read more