Slavic Piano Quartets
Jun
3
7:00 pm19:00

Slavic Piano Quartets

  • United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay

Riso Quartet is closing out our season with a program of highly Romantic Slavic composers. Our program opens with the first movement of Croatian composer Dora Pejčević's little known but stunning Piano Quartet in D Minor. Next is Paul Juon's sweeping Rhapsodie for Piano Quartet, a highly programmatic piece inspired by the novel Gösta Berlings Saga by Selma Lagerlöf. The program will close with Antonin Dvorak's Piano Quartet in E flat Major. 

A donation of $5 at the door is requested to help defray the costs of producing and presenting a program of live music.

Riso Collaborates
Apr
15
3:00 pm15:00

Riso Collaborates

  • Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

The Riso Quartet is collaborating with clarinetist Orlando Pimentel and violinist Ernest Brusubardis IV to perform works by Kókai, Prokofiev, and Schubert.  Hungarian composer Rezsõ Kókai's Quartettino for clarinet, violin, viola, and cello opens the program.  Next is Prokofiev's rarely heard gem, Overture on Hebrew Themes, for clarinet plus piano quintet.  Schubert's magnificent string quartet, Death and the Maiden, closes out the concert.  

Riso Collaborates
Mar
4
7:00 pm19:00

Riso Collaborates

  • United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay

The Riso Quartet is collaborating with clarinetist Orlando Pimentel and violinist Ernest Brusubardis IV to perform works by Kókai, Prokofiev, and Schubert.  Hungarian composer Rezsõ Kókai's Quartettino for clarinet, violin, viola, and cello opens the program.  Next is Prokofiev's rarely heard gem, Overture on Hebrew Themes, for clarinet plus piano quintet.  Schubert's magnificent string quartet, Death and the Maiden, closes out the concert.  

FREE ADMISSION

Polish Center Wine Tasting
Feb
25
6:00 pm18:00

Polish Center Wine Tasting

  • Polish Center of Wisconsin

Come out for an evening of fine wine and romantic masterpieces with the Riso Quartet and special guest Ernest Brusubardis IV on violin.  A wine tasting begins at 6 p.m. followed by the concert at 7 p.m.  The program will begin with Rachmaninoff's stunning Trio Elegaique no. 1 in G minor.  Next is Turina's Piano Quartet in A minor, a lush and wild Andalusian journey.  The program will close with Schubert's great Death and the Maiden string quartet.

Tickets are $12 for PHA members and $15 for non-members.  
Call the Polish Center at 414-529-2140

First Fridays at Five
Nov
4
5:00 pm17:00

First Fridays at Five

  • Grace Lutheran Church

Riso is returning to Grace Lutheran's popular Friday night concert series for their 2016 season.  Works by Turina, Dvorak, and Sibelius. Free admission.

Arts at the Waelderhaus Series
Sep
18
2:00 pm14:00

Arts at the Waelderhaus Series

  • Waelderhaus

Riso Quartet is featured on the 2016 'Arts at the Waelderhaus' series where they will be presenting their Fall program at the beautiful, historic Waelderhaus in Kohler, WI. The program includes the Serenade from the Spanisches Quartett, Op. 11 by Louise Héritte-Viardot, the Piano Quartet in A minor, Op. 67 by Joaquin Turina, and the Piano Quartet No. 2, Op. 87 in E-Flat Major by Antonín Dvorák. Suggested donation $5.

Alexian Village
Aug
17
7:00 pm19:00

Alexian Village

  • Alexian Village

Riso will be presenting a free preview of their Fall 2016 program including the Turina Piano Quartet and Dvorak Op. 87 Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major.   

Riso Up Close
Feb
20
7:00 pm19:00

Riso Up Close

  • United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay

Experience chamber music the way it was originally performed--up close and personal. To that end, we are going to be moving our audience seating onto the stage so you can be right there with us as we navigate through Brahms and Bridge, among other selections.

Riso Quartet on WISN 12 'Season to Celebrate'
Dec
22
Dec 31

Riso Quartet on WISN 12 'Season to Celebrate'

Riso Quartet is part of the 14th annual WISN Channel 12 holiday special 'Season to Celebrate.' Join us for a full hour variety show featuring music and dancing from your local performing artists, all filmed at historic south eastern Wisconsin locations. We had the great privilege to perform at the beautiful Waelderhaus in Kohler and use their stunning Steinway.  Our pianist, Johanna Schilling, created an engaging arrangement of a Spanish carol from the 1850's, A La Nanita Nana, and all four of us collaborated on an arrangement of the classic, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear.

Air Dates:
Tuesday, December 22, 7 p.m.
Thursday, December 24, 11 p.m.
Thursday, December 31, 10:30 p.m.