The first public appearance for the Minaret de Quartet proved to be a huge success for all who attended their premiere on Tuesday, March 27 in the Grand Salon.
The program began with Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G minor.
Known for its revolutionary style, the quartet provided the audience with an excellent rendition and a beautiful opening to the premiere.
The program continued with the World Premiere of David Clark Isle’s “Minaret Trilogy.”
The “Minaret Trilogy” was composed in celebration of the University’s 75th anniversary.
As the quartet played, Plant Hall came to life with titles like “Nocturne on the Verandah,” “Rathskellar Rag” and “Minaret Masquerade.”
Each piece provided insight into the daily life of the University, past and present.
“Nocturne on the Verandah” set the audience on the verandah.
The combination of the instruments brought the sound of a breezy summer night together with the rustle of the palms and the ripple of the river.
“Rathskellar Rag” gave the audience a dancing tune with a twist.
“Minaret Masquerade” provided all of the curves and parts of the Minarets that represent UT.
The program concluded with Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47.
The Minaret de Quartet will be traveling around to many local high schools to spread the sights and sounds of the University.
Don’t miss Meredith Eaton’s Senior Recital on Saturday, April 7 in Reeves Theater at 2 p.m.
Later that day at 7:30 p.m. there will be a Performing Arts Junior Showcase, as well as Maurizio Venturini playing the bassoon at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April. 9.