Sunday, March 31, 2013

Emory Quartet-in-Residence Performs in Auburn Thursday (4/4/13)

Below is a writeup from the Vega String Quartet, the quartet-in-residence at Emory University. Its bio boasts some pretty high honors and the music online sounds really great. Here's a link to a video of the quartet performing one of the pieces they'll play Thursday (mentioned below) by Atlanta composer David Kirkland Garner. Relevant links...
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The Vega Quartet is pleased to perform at Auburn University's Goodwin Recital Hall this coming Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 pm CDT. We will be performing Beethoven's quartet Op. 95 in f minor, nicknamed the "Serioso," a fiery compact work that straddles the cusp of Beethoven's Middle and Late periods.

We will follow the "Serioso" with a piece by Atlanta native David Kirkland Garner entitled "I ain't broke (but I'm badly bent); Thirteen Fiddle Tunes for String Quartet." We are especially fond of this piece, as it artfully weaves traditional folk material with a grounded mastery of the string quartet medium in a lively and engaging discourse. David is a PhD candidate at Duke University and recent father; more information about his work can be found at www.davidkirklandgarner.com.

We will conclude the program with Mendelssohn's Quartet in e minor, Op. 44 No. 2. Another of our favorites, this piece combines the technical virtuosity reminiscent of his Violin Concerto with the romantic lyricism and spunky wit of his famous orchestral works like the "Italian Symphony" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

Please join the us this Thursday for what we hope will be a varied and exciting program!

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