You've Read And Heard The Theory; Now Hear The Music -- Fred Lerdahl String Quartet #3 World Premiere At The Phillips Collection
April 22, 2012 at 4 pm
The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Fred Lerdahl (b.1943)
First String Quartet
Second String Quartet
Third String Quartet (World Premiere)
"The Third Quartet, a Pulitzer Prize finalist written for the Daedalus Quartet, has its world premiere at the Phillips, rounding out a cycle of three works written over the course of more than thirty years intended both as individual pieces and as a unified set to be performed together.
"The Daedalus Quartet has won plaudits for its adventurous exploration of contemporary music, most notably the compositions of Elliott Carter, George Perle, György Kurtág, and György Ligeti. Among the works the ensemble has premiered are David Horne’s Flight from the Labyrinth, commissioned for the quartet by the Caramoor Festival; Fred Lerdahl’s Third String Quartet, commissioned by Chamber Music America; and Lawrence Dillion’s String Quartet No. 4, commissioned by the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts. Daedalus will premiere a new quartet from Joan Tower, commissioned for it by Chamber Music Monterey Bay, in April 2012."
Image credit: Matter + Spirit: The Sculpture of Stephen De StaeblerJanuary 14, 2012 - April 22, 2012 © 2011 Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco