Premiered on April 6, 2021
The GRAMMY Award-winning Attacca Quartet, praised by The Strad as “stunning” and for possessing “a musical maturity far beyond its members’ years,” returns after making their premiere at Miller last year. Passionate advocates of contemporary music, the ensemble presents a captivating program featuring works by John Adams, Gabriella Smith, and Paul Wiancko.
Premiered on February 16, 2021
The very first public performance by the acclaimed JACK Quartet featured Helmut Lachenmann’s string quartet Grido, and it’s been a constant for them ever since. The mastering of this technically demanding piece shows their incredible talent, but their expressive interpretation reveals their brilliance as an ensemble. Hear them perform this work, alongside two other solo pieces by Lachenmann which explore nontraditional techniques and sounds.
Premiered on January 19, 2021
The duo of harp and bass may be an uncommon combination, but this particular duo makes one wish it was a regular occurrence. Genre-defying harpist Brandee Younger and the in-demand bassist Dezron Douglas join together for an incredible evening of inspired jazz works.
Premiered on November 17, 2020
“Listeners should come running,” declares WQXR regarding the work of gifted cellist Mariel Roberts. For this solo recital, she performs a diverse and thrilling program, including one of her own compositions and an excerpt from the beloved sixth Cello Suite by J.S. Bach.
Premiered on March 12, 2020
If Bach had a greatest-hits album, the works on this program would surely make the list. Starting with the first notes of the lilting melody of Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring to the final words of the most performed and well-known of his sacred cantatas, Ich habe genug, these moving, time-honored masterpieces remind us why they are some of the most cherished of Bach’s prolific oeuvre.
Performers: Kady Evanyshyn, mezzo-soprano; Rebecca Fischer, violin; Alecia Lawyer, oboe; Simone Dinnerstein, piano; Baroklyn