One of the country's most honored string quartets, the Miro Quartet, got its start in Ohio. The four founding members were students at Oberlin College, the state's mecca for crunchy intellectuals and wildly talented musicians. About 15 years later, the group has won most of the top awards given to chamber groups and has collaborated with many of classical music's most famous soloists - Joshua Bell, Pinchas Zukerman and Midori, just to name a few.

One of the country's most honored string quartets, the Miro Quartet, got its start in Ohio. The four founding members were students at Oberlin College, the state's mecca for crunchy intellectuals and wildly talented musicians. About 15 years later, the group has won most of the top awards given to chamber groups and has collaborated with many of classical music's most famous soloists - Joshua Bell, Pinchas Zukerman and Midori, just to name a few.

The Miro Quartet - aptly named after the avant-garde Spanish visual artist - champions contemporary music, and the program for the foursome's performance at Via Vecchia on Sunday features Philip Glass' String Quartet No. 5, which has a broader emotional range than his more minimalist pieces. Also on Sunday's docket: quartets by Haydn and Brahms.