FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3/24/14
BOISE CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES presents
THE YING QUARTET
THE YING QUARTET returns for their third appearance on the Boise Chamber Music Series, Friday, Apr. 11, at 7:30, in the Morrison Center Recital Hall. The Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today's world.
For their Boise Chamber Music Series performance, the Yings bring two masterworks of the quartet repertoire and an Idaho premiere. They will open with American Samuel Barber’s beloved Op. 11, with its two vigorous outer movements framing the iconic “Adagio,” known in its orchestral version as the “Adagio for Strings.” A brand-new work commissioned by the Hanson Institute for American Music of the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester —Quartet No 8, "Sylvia's Diary" by Lera Auerbach—was given its world premiere in November of 2013. Lera Auerbach was born in Chelyabinsk, Siberia, in 1973. She toured the United States in 1991 as a concert pianist, and continued her studies in piano and composition at the Juilliard School. She has been awarded the prestigious Hindemith Prize by the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Germany, and Deutschlandfunk’s Förderpreis. She received a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship and recently was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The concert will close with the beautifully serene Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 51 by Antonín Dvořák , in his most characteristic Czech style.
The Ying's ongoing LifeMusic commissioning project, created in response to their commitment to expanding the rich string quartet repertoire, is supported by the Institute for American Music. Commissioning both established and emerging composers to create music that reflects contemporary American life, they most recent recorded "The United States," featuring works by Ned Rorem, Jennifer Higdon, Chen Yi, and Augusta Read Thomas. Other recent works include Lowell Liebermann’s String Quartet No. 3, To the Victims of War”; Sebastian Currier’s Next Atlantis; Richard Danielpour’s Quartet No. 6, Addio; and John Novacek’s Three Rags for String Quartet. The 2011-12 season featured Billy Childs’ Awakening,” 2012-13 brought the debut of Kenji Bunch’s Quartet No. 2, “Concussion Theory.” As quartet-in-residence at the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, the Ying Quartet teaches in the string department and leads a rigorous, sequentially designed chamber music program.
The Ying Quartet will also adjudicate the BCMS Ninth Annual Young Artist String Quartet Competition, Saturday morning, April 12, in the Morrison Center Recital Hall.
The events of the Boise Chamber Music Series http://www.boisechambermusicseries.org/ are supported by the Boise Chamber Music Society and the Boise State University Dept. of Music.
Jeanne Belfy, PhD; Professor of Music
Graduate Program Coordinator
Boise State University
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Boise, ID 83725-1560
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