Four for four: Miró Quartet
For the past 12 years, the Miró Quartet has served as the quartet in residence at the music school of the University of Texas at Austin. The group has become a regular at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and it participates in four festival concerts this week (not counting an Albuquerque run out). On Sunday and Monday, July 26 and 27 — at 6 p.m. both evenings — the group plays Haydn’s Quartet in D minor, Op. 76, No. 2 (the Fifths) and collaborates with clarinetist Todd Levy in Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet. (Other musicians offer Franck’s Piano Quintet on the same program.) On Tuesday, July 28, at noon, the foursome interprets Beethoven’s String Quartets No. 2 (in G major, Op. 18, No. 2) and No. 8 (in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2, the Second Razumovsky). On Thursday, July 30, at 6 p.m., they offer a further Beethoven quartet, his Fourteenth, in C-sharp minor (Op. 131), to cap off a lineup in which others play Beethoven’s C-minor String Trio and Prokofiev’s Violin Sonata No. 2. All of these concerts are held in the St. Francis Auditorium of the New Mexico Museum of Art (107 W. Palace Ave.). Tickets cost $10 to $78 for the concerts on July 26 and 27 and $10 to $72 for July 30; they can be had by calling 505-982-1890 or through www.santafechambermusic.com. The July 28 recital is reportedly sold out, but persistent concertgoers might scrounge something up. — J.M.K.