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Hailed by The New York Times as an “outstanding ensemble,” the Verona Quartet is dedicated to showcasing the art form of the string quartet and to elevating their music making to convey the poetic narrative of storytelling. The Quartet’s members represent four different nations (USA, UK, Singapore and Canada), but their singular approach and unanimity of purpose in both musical and cultural cooperation has quickly earned the group a reputation for its “interpretive strength... robust characterization [and] commanding resonance” (Calgary Herald). 
Verona Quartet
Jonathan Ong, violin
Dorothy Ro, violin
Abigail Rojansky, viola
Jonathan Dormand, cello

String Quartet, op. 18, no. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
I. Allegro con brio 
II. Adagio affettuoso ed appassionato 
III. Scherzo: Allegro molto 
IV. Allegro 

String Quartet in F Major
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
I. Allegro moderato 
II. Assez vif, très rythmé 
III. Trés lent 
IV. Vif et agité 

Verona’s performance will be followed by a reception. All Orchestral Directors and their guests are invited to attend.

Both the performance and reception are sponsored by The Midwest Clinic and D’Addario, as part of a commitment to providing enrichment to string education. The Verona Quartet is endorsed by D’Addario Orchestral and proudly uses their strings.


Here are additional D’Addario Orchestral activities taking place during the 2019 Midwest Clinic:

Practical Violin Acoustics for String Players: What Every String Player Should Know About Their Instrument, Bow and Strings

Get answers to the most common questions about how a bowed instrument works from a leading expert on violin acoustics. A better understanding of how your instrument, bow and string works can be helpful not only in choosing and maintaining your instrument, but in improving your playing technique. Get answers to questions about the bridge, soundpost, wolf notes, whistling violin-E strings, and rosin.

Join us on Wednesday, December 18th, at 4:30PM in Meeting Room W186

Band & Orchestra Instrument Petting Zoo

Come test some of the newest and greatest instruments and accessories for band and orchestra. Participants will receive a free percussion, woodwind, or orchestral string accessory.

Friday, December 20th, at 4:30PM in Meeting Room W180

Join the D’Addario Education Collective!

The D’Addario Education Collective (DEC) provides music teachers with tools to support their role in education. Members receive access to exclusive videos and resources, as well as opportunities to beta-test new products and win gear and supplies!