Mendelssohn: String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80
Tyson Davis: String Quartet No. 2 (new work/DACAMERA co-commission)
Dvořák: String Quartet in A-flat Major, Op. 105
Areta Zhulla, violin; Ronald Copes, violin; Molly Carr, viola; Astrid Schween, cello
With unparalleled artistry and enduring vigor, the Juilliard String Quartet continues to inspire audiences around the world. Founded in 1946 and hailed by The Boston Globe as “the most important American quartet in history,” the ensemble draws on a deep and vital engagement to the classics, while embracing the mission of championing new works, a vibrant combination of the familiar and the daring. Violist Molly Carr is the newest member of the Quartet; she has been praised for her “intoxicating” (New York Times) and “ravishing” (The Strad) performances.
In Houston, the Juilliard Quartet performs romantic works by and Dvořák and Mendelssohn — whose last quartet is a moving tribute to his sister, Fanny — and a new quartet co-commissioned by DACAMERA. An immensely-gifted prodigy, composer Tyson Davis has been making waves in the music world while still a student at Juilliard, winning the BMI Student Composer Award as well as the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award.
“The Juilliard’s bracing, rhythmically adept performance evoked a mechanism of interlocking parts, meticulously built to create a single, strong gesture.” – The Boston Globe
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