2017-18 Concerts

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September 8 and 9, 2017 at 8:00pm
Lembit Beecher’s Sophia’s Forest (World Premiere)
A chamber opera in 11 scenes with electronically controlled sound sculptures
Drexel University, URBN Center Annex Black Box Theatre in Philadelphia, PA

Libretto: Hannah Moscovitch
Director: Brian Staufenbiel
Conductor: Nicole Paiement
Cast featuring soprano Kiera Duffy along with mezzo-soprano Jennifer Beattie, baritone Michael Weyandt, soprano Maggie Finnegan and actress Francesca Luzi.
Featuring the Aizuri Quartet and Eric Derr, percussion

A collaboration with Drexel University’s ExCITe Center along with architect Simon Kim and engineer Mark Yim of the University of Pennsylvania
Major support for Sophia’s Forest has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

October 17, 2017 at 6:30pm
Salon de Virtuosi Awards Concert
Kosciuszko Foundation in New York, NY
PROGRAM:
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74 “Harp,” 1st movement

October 21, 2017 at 7:00pm
MetLiveArts 2017-2018 String Quartet-in-Residence
Residency Concert No. 1: Music and Mayhem
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY
PROGRAM:
Sofia Gubaidulina: String Quartet No. 4 (1993)
Steve Reich: Different Trains (1988)
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74 “Harp”

October 22, 2017 at 7:00pm
Evergreen Woods in North Branford, CT
PROGRAM:
Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20 No. 2
Anton Webern: Langsamer Satz
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74 “Harp”

November 3, 2017 at 12:00pm
Tri-I Noon Recitals
Caspar Auditorium at the Rockefeller University in New York, NY

November 8, 2017 at 7:00pm
Grand Prix Tour in Japan, Osaka International Chamber Music Competition
Takaoka Bunka Hall in Toyama Prefecture, Japan

November 10, 2017 at 6:30pm
Grand Prix Tour in Japan, Osaka International Chamber Music Competition
Kunisaki Asuto Hall in Oita Prefecture, Japan

November 12, 2017 at 2:00pm
Grand Prix Tour in Japan, Osaka International Chamber Music Competition
Mashikichou Bunkakaikann in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan

November 13, 2017 at 7:00pm
Grand Prix Tour in Japan, Osaka International Chamber Music Competition
Izumi Hall in Osaka, Japan

November 15, 2017 at 6:30pm
Grand Prix Tour in Japan, Osaka International Chamber Music Competition
Tottorishi Bunka Hall in Tottori Prefecture, Japan

November 16, 2017 at 6:30pm
Grand Prix Tour in Japan, Osaka International Chamber Music Competition
Shoubara Shiminkaikan in Hiroshima, Japan

November 19, 2017 at 2:30pm
Grand Prix Tour in Japan, Osaka International Chamber Music Competition
Mieken Bunkakaikan (Mie Prefecture Cultural Center) in Mie Prefecture, Japan

November 21, 2017 at 7:00pm
Grand Prix Tour in Japan, Osaka International Chamber Music Competition
Tsurumiku Sarubia Hall in Yokohama, Japan

November 23, 2017 at 2:00pm
Grand Prix Tour in Japan, Osaka International Chamber Music Competition
Toppan Hall in Tokyo, Japan

December 1, 2017 at 7:00pm
MetLiveArts 2017-2018 String Quartet-in-Residence
Residency Concert No. 2: Music and Isolation
Gallery 534 (Vélez Blanco Patio), Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY
PROGRAM:
Hildegard von Bingen: Columba aspexit
Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20 No. 2
Ludwig van Beethoven: Grosse Fuge Op. 133
Conlon Nancarrow: String Quartet No. 3 (1987)
Carlo Gesualdo: O tenebroso giorno
Carlo Gesualdo: “Io Parto” e non più dissi

December 9, 2017 at 8:00pm
Curtis Presents with Jonathan Biss, pianist
Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, PA
PROGRAM:
Hildegard von Bingen: Columba aspexit
Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20 No. 2
Conlon Nancarrow: String Quartet No. 3 (1987)
Carlo Gesualdo: “Io Parto” e non più dissi
Antonín Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 8
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February 23, 2018 at 7:00pm
MetLiveArts 2017-2018 String Quartet-in-Residence
Residency Concert No. 3: Japan Across the World
with guest artist Kojiro Umezaki, shakuhachi
Astor Court, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY
PROGRAM:
Akira Nishimura (b. 1953): String Quartet No. 5, “Shesha” (2013)
Kojiro Umezaki (b. 1968): shakuhachi solo
Kojiro Umezaki (b. 1968): (Cycles) what falls must rise
for shakuhachi, string quartet, and electronics (2009)
Paul Wiancko (b. 1983): LIFT (2016)

March 31, 2018 at 2:00pm
MetLiveArts 2017-2018 String Quartet-in-Residence
Residency Concert No. 4: Seven Last Words 
with guest artist Ishion Hutchinson, poet
The Fuentidueña Chapel at The Met Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY
PROGRAM:
Joseph Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross, Op. 51

April 27, 2018
Rosen Society Dinner with Caroline Shaw
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in Katonah, NY
PROGRAM includes:
Caroline Shaw (b. 1982): By and By, singer and string quartet

May 23, 2018 at 7:30pm
Shenson Chamber Music Concerts
National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC
PROGRAM includes:
Hildegard von Bingen: Columba aspexit
Gabriella Smith (b. 1991): Carrot Revolution (2015)

May 31, 2018 at 7:30pm
LiveConnections
with guest artist Kinan Azmeh, clarinetist and composer
World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, PA

June 1, 2018 at 7:00pm
MetLiveArts 2017-2018 String Quartet-in-Residence
Residency Concert No. 5: Music and Migration
with guest artist Kinan Azmeh, clarinetist and composer
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY
PROGRAM includes:
Lembit Beecher (b. 1980): These Memories May be True (2012)
Komitas Vardapet: Selections
Music by Kinan Azmeh (b. 1976)
Suite of Micro-Commissions by contemporary composers (2018)

June 10, 2018 at 7:00pm
Chamber Music Society of Minnesota
Sundin Music Hall in St. Paul, MN