Argus Quartet: 2016-17 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence


Sunday, November 13, 2016
3:00 pm


The Argus Quartet pairs programs new and old, dark and light, with the intent to entice chamber music lovers. There’s classic Bartók (dark and complex) and Wu Man (light and simpler in harmonies and textures), as well as the two Theofanidis pieces: Visions & Miracles, which is almost blindingly light and ecstatic, while the piano quintet is darkly brooding. The cutting-edge Argus Quartet collaborated on the Wu Man and Knox pieces through a commissioning project by the Kronos Quartet devoted to the most contemporary approaches to the string quartet.


Theofanidis  Visions & Miracles
Theofanidis  Vis O Aeternitatis for Piano Quintet (performed with David Fung, pianist)
Knox  Satellites
– Intermission –
Man  Four Chinese Paintings
Bartok  String Quartet No. 4

One extremely promising string quartet is chosen each year to complete a year-long residency at Caramoor. This group lends their time and talents to Caramoor’s Student Strings program in secondary schools with a classroom-based program of concerts, conversations, and performance clinics. The Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence performs at Caramoor throughout their residency, enabling the public to experience these exciting young players in an intimate setting. The Argus is the 17th Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence at Caramoor. They will be visiting schools as music mentors in the fall and spring, and performing concerts at Caramoor in the fall, spring, and summer.

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Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
149 Girdle Ridge Road
Katonah, New York 10536
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Sunday, November 13, 2016
Times: 3:00 pm

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Presenter: Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Presenter Phone: 914-232-1252
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