Elinor Armer Piano QuintetDarius Milhaud String Quartet No. 1, Op. 5CÃ©sar Franck Piano Quintet in F minorThe Ives Quartet has established a reputation for passion, precision, and provocative programming, winning accolades for playing that shows both super-refinement and visceral, rock-and-roll intensity. Inspired by the passionate, artistic commitment and unique temperament of American composer Charles Ives (1874â€“1954), the quartet has attracted critical enthusiasm for its â€œpractice of reveling in the unfamiliar,â€ championing an eclectic repertoire that combines established masterworks with under-appreciated gems, neglected scores of early-twentieth-century America, and specially commissioned new pieces. This program brings together a line of mentorship: CÃ©sar Franck mentored Vincent dIndy who taught Darius Milhaud who, after emigrating to the U.S. and Mills College, taught our dear friend Elinor Armer. For more information please visit ivesquartet.org.