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Monday, November 23, 7:30 p.m.
Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center
Faculty Artist Concert Series
The Indianapolis Quartet: Evening in America
Presented by Katz, Sapper & Miller
Zachary DePue and Joana Genova, violins; Michael Isaac Strauss, viola; Austin Huntington, cello
The Indianapolis Quartet presents Robert Paterson’s String Quartet No. 3, commissioned for TIQ’s Carnegie debut in March 2020. This five-movement delight explores “other voices,” from stutters and poetic gestures to aggressive chants and heroic declarations.
Jessie Montgomery’s “Strum” is anchored in a 21st-century American sound and experience. Her music interweaves classical music with elements of vernacular music, improvisation, language, and social justice. Dvořák’s enduringly popular “American” Quartet will conclude the concert with his reflections on the African American spiritual and American folk song, as well as the birdsongs he heard in Iowa during his summer there.
“The ensemble’s strength is in its energetic, often kinetic, enthusiasm, and each player’s individual virtuosity and flexibility—ideal conditions for a unified group.” — New York Concert Review
Very limited, socially-distanced seating available free of charge to UIndy students, faculty, and staff only, due to COVID-19 restrictions. Ticketing begins on Nov. 16. 2020 at 9:00 A.M., and tickets will be issued on a first come, first served basis at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/123127703275 (If you click this link before ticketing begins, you will be asked for a code; come back and click the link again after ticketing begins.) All performers, concert hall staff, and audience members must be masked at all times.
Due to changing pandemic conditions, this concert will now be presented (at the originally scheduled concert time) as a recorded video-stream of Paterson’s Quartet No.3, This will be a new recording and the Indianapolis/video premiere of the piece, which the Indianapolis Quartet commissioned and performed earlier at Weill Hall in New York City.
Robert Paterson will appear in the video to introduce his piece.
This recording will be streamed at https://www.twitch.tv/uofindianapolismusic. Streams will be viewable for a limited time following the event, with highlights appearing on our YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/uindymusic.