The 2015-2016 Season
1 Juilliard String Quartet (Midtown)
Juilliard String Quartet
Wayne State University Concert Chorale
Noah Horn, Director
Mark Stryker, moderator
Friday, December 11, 2015, 8PM
Schaver Recital Hall at Wayne State University
Since its founding almost 70 years ago, the Juilliard String Quartet has remained one of the world’s leading string quartets, recognized for the boldness of its interpretation of the classics, with an equal and parallel tradition of championing the new.
Among the Juilliard’s proudest achievements is its recordings of the complete string quartets of Elliott Carter, a project that has spanned most of the quartet’s seven decades as an ensemble, beginning with its classic 1951 recording of the First Quartet. The Juilliard Quartet members were not only long-time champions of Elliott Carter, they were his Manhattan neighbors, Juilliard School faculty colleagues, and decades-long friends.
In this concert, the Juilliard focuses on the monumental Quartet No. 1 and invites the audience to become more familiar with the composer and the piece through discussion, demonstration and a performance that will speak to the Juilliard’s passionate advocacy of one of the 20th century's most important composers.
Also on the program is the Wayne State University Concert Chorale under its new director, Noah Horn, performing two early choral works by Carter set to poems of Emily Dickinson, “Musicians Wrestle Everywhere” and “Heart Not So Heavy as Mine.”
"The Juilliard String Quartet can plausibly be called the most important American quartet in history. Some groups seem to wrestle with their past and legacy; the Juilliard seems completely revitalized. After 68 years, it may be just hitting its stride.” - The Boston Globe
Joel Krosnick, who celebrates his 42nd and final season as cellist of the Juilliard String Quartet in 2015-16, occupies the Cindy and Harold Datich Endowed Chair in Cello Performance.
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