. Interchanging Idioms: San Diego New Music presents the Formalist Quartet

Friday, March 16, 2012

San Diego New Music presents the Formalist Quartet

San Diego New Music is at it again! On Tuesday, March 27th at 7:30pm, we're presenting an incredible concert at the Atheneum Music and Arts Library in La Jolla by the Formalist Quartet with special guest singer Phoebe Jevtovic Rosquist. This concert will feature Janacek's First Quartet, "Kreutzer Sonata" alongside Shostakovich's Fifth Quartet. Also on the concert are pieces by Toru Takemitsu and Harold Budd, with the soprano joining the quartet for songs from the 14th-century Cypriot Ars Subtilior manuscript and a set by Henry Purcell. The Formalist Quartet is an exciting LA-based group that plays both classical and contemporary works.

This is a great concert for people interested in getting to know contemporary music. We're pairing pieces from the classical repertory with recent works in these concerts, and providing a real variety of different listening experiences. This is an opportunity to bring friends who are curious about new music but who don't know much about it -- there will be something here for them to enjoy! Together we can build a strong audience for contemporary music in San Diego, and also come together to experience great music played by some of the most talented young performers on the scene today.

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
1008 Wall St., La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 454 - 5872
www.ljathenaeum.org

March 27, 2012, 7:30 p.m.

The Formalist Quartet, with Phoebe Jevtovic Rosquist, soprano
Leos Janacek, String Quartet No. 1 "Kreutzer Sonata"
Dmitri Shostakovich, Quartet No. 5
Toru Takemitsu, Landscape I
Harold Budd, String Quartet 2001
Henry Purcell, selections from The Fairy Queen
and anonymous selections form the Cypriot art subtilior manuscript (ca. 1430)

The Formalist Quartet is
Andrew Tholl, violin
Mark Menzies, violin/viola
Andrew McIntosh, violin/viola
Ashley Walters, cello

$25 Athenaeum members, $30 general
For tickets, call (858) 454-5872

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