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While the four members of the quartet have been collaborating in a variety of musical formations for years, this debut season marks the beginning of a new era of shared artistic endeavors. Mellifera (mel-IF-air-ah), from the Latin word meaning honey-bearing, signifies the aural aspirations of the group. By crafting programs that span the musical spectrum, Mellifera brings newly composed works to their audience alongside well-traveled classics. The quartet returns to the studio this winter to record music for clarinet and string quartet with clarinetist Robert DiLutis, Professor of Music at the University of Maryland. The members of the Mellifera Quartet dedicate themselves to kindness, compassion, and inclusivity. They strive to create a performance environment that reflects these values.

Watch Past Performances

Video 9/4/2019: The Juliet Letters: Neil Ewachiw and the Mellifera Quartet

Versatile vocalist Neil Ewachiw joins the Mellifera Quartet for a performance of The Juliet Letters. The dramatic song cycle, portraying imagined correspondence of Juliet Capulet, is the result of the 1992 collaboration between Elvis Costello and the Brodsky Quartet.

Sept 4 - Millifera Quartet