News & Music Events 2015-2016

February 2016

Fri, Feb 5, 2016

SNOW DELAY: 3pm at the earliest: The Lydian String Quartet Reads Student Works

The Lydian String Quartet Reads Student Works. Free and open to the public.

Sat, Feb 6, 2016

Lydian String Quartet seated with their instruments

The Lydian String Quartet Present New Works

This concert is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.

The Lydian String Quartet--Daniel Stepner and Judith Eissenberg, violins; Mark Berger, viola; and Joshua Gordon, cello--present:

Aqua (2010-11) by Harold Meltzer (b. 1966)

Liquid – Kaleidoscopic – Warm and Full – Kaleidoscopic – Liquid --
Precious – Dizzying – Joyous – Almost Hysterical –
Muscular – More Courtly – Tender – Dawning

Commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at
Brigham Young University, for the Avalon, Lydian and Pacifica Quartets

String Quartet No. 3 by Lee Hyla (1952-2014)
(in one movement)

Treatises for an Unrecovered Past by Kurt Rohde (1967)

I – NODE: Tuning Knot

II – Recently Found Fragments: Chant Loop

III – Striding Rituals: Nocturnal Gatherings for Mass Wooing

III.5 or 5.IV – Optional habits

IV – CODEX: I know I know this (…almost remembering…)

V – Turn the Corner: Post-Rapture Celebration

VI - NODE: Ex nihilo…In nihil [-for Mary Ruth-]

Winner of the Lydian String Quartet 2012 Composition Commission Award

Sun, Feb 7, 2016

Sun, Feb 14, 2016

Thesis: Steven Molitor 16

Free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Fri, Feb 19, 2016

Borromeo String Quartet

M@A Chamber Series: Borromeo String Quartet

Audiences and critics alike have championed the Borromeo Quartet’s ability to bring back the contemporary fire to often-heard repertoire, while making even the most challenging new music approachable. The quartet is also notable for their engagement with technology, reading scores from laptops and maintaining a “living archive” of their music online. Performing works by Haydn, Bartók and Ravel.

“These extraordinary musicians live inside the music they play.”—The Boston Phoenix

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Sat, Feb 27, 2016