Great Artists Series '22: Attacca Quartet
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Entr'acte (2011) by Caroline Shaw
String Quartet No. 3, "Mishima" (1985) by Philip Glass
I. 1957 : award montage
II. November 25 : Ichigaya
III. Grandmother and Kimitake
IV. 1962 : body building
V. Blood oath
VI. Mishima : closing
Summa (1977) by Arvo Pärt
String Quartet in F Major (1903) by Maurice Ravel
I. Allegro moderato
II. Assez vif, très rythmé
III. Très lent
IV. Vif et agité
“exuberant, funky and…more exactingly nuanced.” - THE NEW YORK TIMES
Grammy award-winning Attacca Quartet, as described by The Nation, “lives in the present aesthetically, without rejecting the virtues of the musical past,” and it is this dexterity to glide between the music of the 18th through to 21st century living composer’s repertoire that has placed them as one of the most versatile and outstanding ensembles of the moment – a quartet for modern times.
Touring extensively in the United States, recent and upcoming highlights include Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts, New York Philharmonic’s Nightcap series, Lincoln Center White Lights Festival and Miller Theatre, both with Caroline Shaw, Phillips Collection, Chamber Music Austin, Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, and Trinity Church at Wall Street where they will perform the complete cycle of the Beethoven String Quartets. Attacca Quartet has also served as Juilliard's Graduate Resident String Quartet, the Quartet in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Ensemble-in-Residence at the School of Music at Texas State University. Outside of the US, recent performances include Gothenburg Konserthuset, MITO Septembre Festival in Italy, and their upcoming debuts in London at Kings Place and Wigmore Hall, in Austria at Musik im Riesen Festival and in Oslo at the Vertravo Haydn Festival. As well as their recent tour in Central and South America, they will travel to Japan in April for a number of performances including a concerto with Nagoya Philharmonic, conducted by Edo de Waart.
Passionate advocates of contemporary repertoire, their latest recording, Orange, features string quartet works by Pulitzer-prize winning composer Caroline Shaw. Greatly received by the critics, Attacca Quartet won the 2020 Grammy award in the category “Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance” in recognition for their work on this album. Previous recordings include three critically acclaimed albums with Azica Records, including a disc of Michael Ippolito’s string quartets, and the complete works for string quartet by John Adams.
Attacca Quartet is represented by Harrison Parott Artists, London.
**All programs subject to change
Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. www.missouriartscouncil.org