Riverside Drive, in front of the Long Center
"...The Aeolus String Quartet spent two years as the Butler School of Music's first graduate string quartet in residence, during which its members apprenticed with the masterful Miró Quartet, UT's faculty string quartet in residence since 2007. Aeolus first violinist Nicholas Tavani described the period as "formative" for the quartet, developing such hard-to-pinpoint skills as how to achieve balance in the ensemble, how to communicate with one another during a performance, and nitpicky details like how to release the ends of notes in sync..."
"...The Miró Quartet is losing its rock...."
"...Sigh, America – what can our country's artists tell us about ourselves? Spectrum Dance Theater, based in Seattle and headed by revered contemporary choreographer Donald Byrd, joined the top-notch New York-based Aeolus Quartet at the University of Texas for two performances of Byrd's dances to music by American composers. The dances were as varied as the music by Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, Vincent Persichetti, Charles Wuorinen, and Yevgeniy Sharlat..."
"...a tone poem of a third up-and-comer, and a celebrated string quartet by NME Director Dan Welcher...."
"...The composers represented on festival programs now go far beyond the usual suspects (those dead white guys in powdered wigs) to include writers of the 20th and 21st centuries, some of whom happen to live in Austin. The last few festivals have seen the Turtle Island Quartet playing a tribute to John Coltrane, Raul Jaurena & the Texas Tango Five playing a tribute to Astor Piazzolla, and the Tosca String Quartet playing a tribute to the Beat poets..."
"...Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major and Bolcom: Three Rags for String Quartet, Aeolus Quartet..."
"...July 12: St. Petersburg String Quartet Program: Tchaikovsky, Nadarejshvili, Shostakovich..."
"...Adam Holzman with the Miró Quartet, Austin Goes Classical..."
"...Ensemble Aeolus Quartet, Virgo Veritas Invoke, Beerthoven/Golden Hornet Smackdown IV Tetractys, Golden Hornet Young Composers Concert..."
"...Touring Dance Performance Rambunctious, Donald Byrd/Spectrum Dance & Aeolus Quartet, Texas Performing Arts..."
"...The notes toss and turn, edging too close to one another and making unsettling chords – ominous, foreboding. Before it was played by the Aeolus String Quartet, Austin Chamber Music Center Artistic Director Michelle Schumann had alerted the crowd that the work wouldn't sound terribly discordant to ears a century past the cacophonies of Stravinsky and Schoenberg – indeed, today's standard-issue B-movie thriller comes with more jangling disharmonies than this Classical-era chamber work..."
"...The Mozart's Birthday concerts on Jan. 25 & 26 will go on just as advertised, with Schumann and the Aeolus String Quartet performing a trio, quartet, and a piano concerto by Wolfgang Amadeus..."
"...So they conceived of this eight-hour marathon, which was largely funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign – they reached their goal in four days – and secured space at Space 12 on East 12th. More than 150 people showed up to to hear line upon line percussion, the Austin New Music Co-op, the Aeolus String Quartet,the Bel Cuore Sax Quartet, student musicians from Anthropos Arts, and more playing everything from a minimalist masterpiece by Steve Reich to world premieres by Dan Visconti and Arnold Dreyblatt..."