The Miró Quartet, one of America's highest-profile chamber-music ensembles, will play in Winter Park on Sunday as part of the Bach Festival Society's Visiting Artist Series.
On the program will be Franz Schubert's well-known "Death and the Maiden," written as the composer pondered his own mortality. Also scheduled: Schubert's "Quartettsatz" Quartet in C minor, D. 703, and Quartet in E Major, D. 353 (Op. 125, No. 2).
While in Central Florida, the Miró Quartet also will perform for the Orange County Public Schools All-County Orchestra through the Bach Festival Society's "Share the Music" program. As the student musicians prepare for their concert, quartet members will discuss how they prepare for their performances and offer insight on the pieces the students will play.
The quartet consists of Daniel Ching, violin; William Fedkenheuer, violin; John Largess, viola; and Joshua Gindele, cello. Founded in 1995, the Miro is the Faculty String Quartet-in-Residence at the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music at the University of Texas, Austin.
In 2005, the group became the first ensemble awarded the distinguished Avery Fisher Career Grant, presented by New York's Lincoln Center. The quartet regularly performs in major concert venues worldwide, including Carnegie Hall.
The concert is at 3 p.m. Sunday at Rollins College's Tiedtke Concert Hall, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park. Tickets: $35-$50. Call 407-646- 2233 or go to bachfestivalflorida.org