The Paris-based Arod Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 22 in the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s (SBMA) Mary Craig Auditorium, 1130 State St.
Although all of them are only in their 20s, the four musicians have performed for chamber-music aficionados at concerts in such prestigious venues as the Auditorium of the Louvre in Paris and the Verbier Festival in Switzerland.
The Arod Quartet rose to international attention when the group won first prize at the 2016 ARD International Music Competition in Munich, having already taken first place at the Carl Nielsen Chamber Music Competition in Copenhagen.
In April 2019 the quartet began its American debut tour, which featured its inaugural Carnegie Hall performance, one of the only European chamber ensembles to make its Carnegie Hall debut on its first trip to the U.S.
The SBMA program includes Mozart’s “String Quartet No. 19 in C Major,” K 465 “Dissonance;” Bartók’s “String Quartet No. 1 in A minor, No. 1,” and Ravel’s “String Quartet in F Major.”
Tickets for the concert are $20 for SBMA members; $25 for non-members. Purchase tickets at tickets.sbma.net.
All those who attend an event in SBMA’s Mary Craig Auditorium must show proof of being fully vaccinated with a booster (if eligible); or, in some cases, supply a negative COVID-19 medical test result (taken within 72 hours prior to each event), along with an official photo ID, before entering the venue.
All visitors must also follow SBMA’s mask policy and wear a mask while attending events in Mary Craig Auditorium.