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Miró Quartet and Sasha Cooke

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If You Love for Beauty, S. Cooke, Colburn Orchestra, Y. Gilad
(Yarlung, 2012)
Charles T. Downey, Miró Quartet and Sasha Cooke make for beautiful music
Washington Post, May 1
It’s surprising that concerts featuring a string quartet and a singer are not more common. The combination has considerable appeal, as evident again in Wednesday’s performance by the Miró Quartet and mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke at the Kennedy Center. Ginastera, Othmar Schoeck and Schoenberg have written for such an ensemble, but for this program Cooke sang works by Schubert, Hugo Wolf and Copland in arrangements for string quartet by the Miró Quartet’s violist, John Largess.

Cooke’s voice continues to grow in warmth and beauty... [Continue reading]
Miró Quartet and Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Fortas Chamber Music Concerts
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

Sasha Cooke at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in 2008
Sasha Cooke at the Kennedy Center in 2009 with Lera Auerbach

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