Trailblazing American Artists

Jun 10

2:00 PM

Sunday, June 10, 2018

American composer George Walker's First String Quartet journeys through melodies filled with inventive and daring sonic colors. One of Duke Ellington's most beloved songs, "Sophisticated Lady," is reimagined in an arrangement for string quartet. With brazen musical outbursts and innovative instrumentation, Schubert's Death and the Maiden quartet and Haydn's String Quartet in A Major challenge traditional notions of the form. After the concert, experience works by American artists who pushed the boundaries of art during their time.

Program

Haydn String Quartet in A Major
Walker String Quartet No. 1
Chihara Sophisticated Lady from Ellington Fantasy
Schubert String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, (Death and the Maiden)

Performers

Lincoln Quartet 
Lei Hou violin
Qing Hou violin
Lawrence Neuman viola
Kenneth Olsen cello