Performing Arts Series: "Andres Cardenes, Violin and Friends" April 28


Violinist Andrés Cárdenes will perform April 28 (photo courtesy of  Cárdenes).

Grammy-nominated violinist Andrés Cárdenes will perform a chamber music recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, at the Oxford Community Arts Center. His performance is part of the Performing Arts Series.

Cárdenes will be joined by piano and string faculty Bruce Murray, Harvey Thurmer, Mary E.M. Harris and Pansy Chang.

Cuban-born Cárdenes has developed one of classical music’s most versatile careers. As a solo violinist, he has appeared on four continents with more than 100 orchestras, including The Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Moscow Philharmonic.

As a chamber musician, he has performed extensively in trios and quartets, as well as alongside artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zukerman and Leonard Slatkin. He has also garnered acclaim as a conductor, violist and concertmaster, and he recorded over two dozen albums. 

Cárdenes will be joined by pianist Bruce Murray, chair and professor of music, for Bach’s "Sonata in E for Violin and Clavier" and Schubert’s "Fantasie in C major."

Miami string faculty Harvey ThurmerMary E.M. Harris and Pansy Chang will join the duo to perform Brahms’ "Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34."

Tickets, $10 students/youth and $15 for adults/seniors, are available at or the box office in Shriver Center.