University of Texas at Austin

Miro gives strong start to Chamber Music season

The Miro String Quartet takes its name from the Spanish artist Joan Miro, a prominent proponent of surrealism with its sense of abstractness, whimsy and fantasy.

The multi-prestigious award-winning Austin-based ensemble has, over its 22-year history, commissioned a number of new works by living composers and collaborations with exciting musicians, such as the extraordinarily notably eclectic and acclaimed pianist Jon Kimura Parker.

While we might have expected a tasting of that spirit, the fare heard Tuesday in the opening season concert of the Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg in the library theatre was standard rep, refined, engaging and ear appealing. (Two of the four...