Penderecki String Quartet

Penderecki String Quartet

"The Penderecki Quartet approach their musical task with style and dedication. Their playing is impeccable, and their expressive range wide and satisfying." The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

U.S. premiere

The Pendereckians have been champions of new and imaginative musicmaking for nearly a quarter century. Formed in Poland at the behest of composer Krzysztof Penderecki, the globe-trotting foursome--violinists Jeremy Bell and Jerzy Kaplanek, violist Christine Vlajk and cellist Simon Fryer--has performed repertoire stretching from Brahms to Zappa and premiered more than 100 new works. The longtime quartet-in-residence at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada, the ensemble makes a welcome return to Los Angeles with a program of contemporary string quartet literature enhanced with video: Veronika Krausas' Midaregami (Tangled Hair), featuring mezzo-soprano Jacqueline Bobak, with video design by Robert Drummond; Arnold Schönberg's Entrückung, also with Bobak; George Crumb's Black Angels; and Michael Gordon's Weather Part One, featuring the quartet and a dozen CalArts players on amplified strings accompanied by live electronics.

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SAT 2/14
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff