The Miro Quartet featuring Daniel Ching and William Fedkenheuer, violin; John Largess, viola; and Joshua Gindele, cello. Courtesy image.
The Mill Valley Chamber Music Society, the non-profit, all-volunteer organization founded in 1973 to present exceptional classical musicians in Mill Valley at affordable ticket prices, is set to kick off the 44th season of Marin Chamber Performances concert series on October with a performance from the Miro Quartet.
Formed in 1995, the Austin, Texas-based Miro Quartet takes its name from the Spanish artist, Joan Miró, whose surrealist works – with subject matter drawn from the realm of memory and imaginative fantasy – are some of the most original of the 20th century. The ensemble features Daniel Ching and William Fedkenheuer on violin, John Largess on viola and Joshua Gindele on cello. 
Miró Quartet performs throughout the world and has taken first prizes at several national and international competitions, including the Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Naumburg Chamber Music Competition. The group became the first ensemble ever to be awarded the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2005. The quartet serves as the Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Texas at Austin’s Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music. 
The 411: Starting with the Miro Quartet on October 8, the Mill Valley Chamber Music Society concerts are at 5 p.m. Sundays at the Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church at 410 Sycamore Avenue. Single tickets are $35 general and FREE for youth, teen and college music students. Students 15 years old or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Season subscriptions options include $120 per person for all five concerts or a mini-subscription for $90 for three concerts. All subscribers receive a complimentary ticket to the annual Marin Music Chest Young Artists Concert in May 2016. MORE INFO & TIX