Join Serafin String Quartet at Milton Theatre on April 15 for a concert and taping to be broadcast on National Public Radio. Hailed for “silken finesse and gritty vibrancy” by Gramophone Magazine and for “playing with style and sophistication” by The Strad Magazine, SSQ debuted at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2004 and has consistently received superlatives in the press and ovations from audiences around the nation. Serafin String Quartet recordings on Naxos (2013) and Centaur (2010) have received overwhelming critical acclaim in Fanfare, The Strad, American Record Guide and Gramophone.
The Quartet’s Naxos world premiere recording featuring works by Jennifer Higdon was listed among the Top Ten Classical Albums in 2013 in Philadelphia’s City Paper. New York Concert Review lauds the Quartet’s live performances for “ensemble and intonation … above reproach” and describes SSQ’s Debussy as “a shapely, finely conceived account” and its Haydn as having “rhythmic vitality and taut ensemble…” The Quartet performs frequently around the United States and internationally. In June 2015, it opened the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival in North Carolina, with two performances including early classical Americana by composers of the Hudson River region, and the Serafins joined flute duo Zawa! for a performance of a new work by Cynthia Folio at the 2015 National Flute Convention in Washington, D.C. Other recent performances include Philadelphia’s Annenberg Center for the Arts, Chamber Music Now in Pennsylvania, Classicopia in Vermont, Delaware Chamber Music Festival and St. John’s Smith Square in the United Kingdom) SSQ has been featured on WHYY-TV, and as repeat guests on Temple University’s WRTI radio show “Crossover.”
Featured by Strings Magazine for innovation in concert programming, Serafin String Quartet designs a unique series of “collage concerts” that incorporate readings, mixed-media experiences and collaborative artists presented in intimate venues such as World Cafe Live and at Kennett Flash. The Quartet probes and performs the entire range of repertoire for string quartet. It collaborates frequently with internationally acclaimed musicians and with actors, dancers, poets and experts in other fields. The individual members of the quartet have been heralded around the globe for concerts and recordings, acclaimed in the press, and received international prizes and awards. As quartet in residence for the University of Delaware, and in visiting residencies at colleges, universities and high schools around the nation, the Serafins work with young musicians in a variety of settings, including coaching, master classes, workshops, and “informances.” The Milton Theatre concert is an exceptional opportunity to be part of the excitement. VIP seats are reserved cabaret table seats within the first five rows. For tickets, visit www.pcade.com/milton.