A concert tonight at UNC Charlotte will offer a too-rare glimpse of the university’s talented Arts and Architecture faculty. The Madison Park String Quartet includes two faculty members, violist Kirsten Swanson and cellist Mira Frisch, plus violinists Jenny Topilow of the Charlotte Symphony and Anna Cromwell of the Western Kentucky University music department. The quartet will perform works of Beethoven, Lutoslawski and Bartok.
Each woman’s bio is impressive. Frisch is associate professor of cello and director of string chamber music. She has performed as a recitalist and chamber musician throughout the United States and in Italy and France. Frisch and Cromwell performed together on the 2010 CD, “Quest: New Music for Violin and Cello.”
Swanson teaches viola at UNC Charlotte, is a past member of the Charlotte Symphony and now performs with the NC Symphony. Topilow has belonged to the Charlotte Symphony since 2004.
Want a sample of what you’ll hear tonight? CLICK to watch a 2010 video of the Madison Park String Quartet (with Topilow, Swanson, Frisch and former member Kari Giles) performing Bartok’s String Quartet No. 4.
Tickets and parking
Madison Park Quartet will perform 7:30 p.m. tonight (Feb. 25) in the Anne R. Belk Theater at UNC Charlotte’s Robinson Hall. The hall faces University City Boulevard just east (toward I-485) of the main campus entrance. Tickets are $9 for the general public, $7 seniors and $6 students.
CLICK to buy tickets online (to be linked to url below) or call the box office at 704-687-1849. Park for free in the East Parking Deck just past Robinson Hall (get tickets validated at the concert).