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John Adams: Attacca String Quartet

April 2, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


“Recently Added” is a 3 concert arc. It is an exploration of the complete works of living composers who have made significant additions to the string quartet repertoire. This is a follow-up to our project called “the 68” where we played the complete string quartets of Haydn. This installment will feature the works of John Adams.

“Over the past eight years our relationship with John Adams has defined who we are as a modern string quartet. It is a unique experience to work so intimately with a composer who will define an era of composition. Since our Alice Tully premiere of his first quartet, we have released an album of his complete string quartets and premiered his works in many countries around the world. We can’t wait to present his complete string quartets to you in marathon concert at one of our favorite places.”

– The Attacca Quartet

About the Artists

 First Prize winners of the 7th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in 2011, top prizewinners and Listeners’ Choice Award recipients in the 2011 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, and winners of the Alice Coleman Grand Prize at the 60th annual Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition in 2006, the internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet has become one of America’s premier young performing ensembles.  Praised by Strad for possessing “maturity beyond its members’ years,” they were formed at the Juilliard School in 2003, and made their professional debut in 2007 as part of the Artists International Winners Series in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.  From 2011-2013 they served as the Juilliard Graduate Resident String Quartet, and for the 2014 – 2015 season the Attacca Quartet was named the Quartet in Residence for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

The Attacca Quartet recently completed a recording project of Haydn’s masterwork “the Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross” arranged by Andrew Yee and the Attacca Quartet. In his review for  Gramophone, Donald Rosenberg wrote “The Attacca Quartet explore the works range of expressive moods with utmost sensitivity to nuance and interplay.  .  .  They triumph in every respect, and are captured in such vivid sound that no telling Haydn detail is allowed to go unheard.”Thewholenote.com wrote “...It’s easily the most satisfying string version of the work that I’ve heard.”


April 2, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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