Ware Center: Daedalus Quartet

Ware Center: Daedalus Quartet

Information provided by The Ware Center

The Daedalus Quartet brings their vibrant musicality to the Ware Center to perform with Lancaster’s Christopher Shih on piano. The concert will take place on Friday, October 14, 2016, 7:30pm at The Ware Center, 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster.


Praised by The New Yorker as “a fresh and vital young participant in what is a golden age of American string quartets,” the Daedalus Quartet has established itself as a leader among the new generation of string ensembles. Since winning the top prize in the Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2001, the Daedalus Quartet has impressed critics and listeners alike with the interpretive unity and sheer gusto of its performances.


The Daedalus Quartet, composed of Min-Young Kim and Matilda Kaul on violins, Jessica Thompson on viola, and Thomas Kraines on cello, has been praised by The New York Times for their “insightful and vibrant” Haydn, the “impressive intensity” of their Beethoven, their “luminous” Berg. The program includes Beethoven’s Quartet in F major, Op. 18 no. 1, Bela Bartok’s Quartet no. 3, and Brahms’ Piano Quintet, with Christopher Shih on piano.


Since its founding the Daedalus Quartet has performed in many of the world’s leading musical venues; in the United States and Canada these include Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center (Great Performers series), the Library of Congress, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., and Boston’s Gardner Museum, as well as on major series in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Winnipeg, and Vancouver. Abroad the ensemble has been heard in such famed locations as the Musikverein in Vienna, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Cité de la Musique in Paris, and in leading venues in Japan.


Pianist Christopher Shih, also a physician, has been hailed by the New York Times as an intelligent and thoughtful musician, with effortless performances and consummate control. He has performed in major venues in over a dozen countries around the globe, including France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Taiwan, Canada, and multiple cities in the United States. He has soloed with numerous orchestras, including repeated engagements with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington DC. His performance with the National Symphony on the Capitol Lawn for an audience of 50,000 prompted the Washington Post to declare, “His performance was fluent, gracious, miraculously light, and a joy to the ear.”

TICKETS: $18 Reserved Seating. Discounts Apply.



The Ware Center, 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster. Hours, Monday – Friday 10:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Student Memorial Center, Room 103, Millersville University campus. Hours Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.


Call the box office at 717-871-7600.




Millersville University’s Office of Visual and Performing Arts builds upon a long history of supporting the arts, producing a vast array of unique, educational, and exciting events and performances that touch many genres of artistic endeavors. Within our two centers, The Ware Center in downtown Lancaster, and the Charles R. and Anita B. Winter Center on the campus of Millersville University, our office engages both the student and community of Lancaster populations, and brings to its stages creative local artists, as well as renowned artists and performers from around the world. Committed to the ongoing expression of excellence in the arts, the Office of Visual and Performing Arts strives to ensure that the arts in Lancaster County will continue to flourish.


The Millersville University Visual and Performing Arts Season is made possible by support from Season Platinum Partner Rodgers & Associates and Gold Season Sponsors Aussie and The Fox and Hagelgans & Veronis, and Silver Season Sponsors The Hotel Lancaster, 12:34MicroTechnologies, YDOP and Weber Advertising.  This season’s Luminary Donors include Ann Barshinger, John & Susan Garofola, Linda Holman-Marcks, William McIlwaine, Peggy Neff, Mary Kearns & Jon Walker, and Paul & Judy Ware.


Millersville University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. A member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.