The JACK Quartet Premieres “The Winding Path” at the Provincetown Playhouse

Posted in performances on April 14th, 2013 by Nell
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I am honored to have my string quartet The Winding Path premiered by the acclaimed JACK Quartet alongside the works of nine of my talented colleagues in the graduate composition program at New York University Steinhardt. The concert is the culmination of a seminar led by the amazing composers Julia Wolfe and Missy Mazzoli, in which we have explored modern string quartet repertoire and workshopped new compositions in live readings. This performance is my New York City debut!

The concert, JACK x 10, will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 7:00pm at the historic Provincetown Playhouse in Greenwich Village (133 MacDougal Street, New York, NY). Admission is FREE (no tickets needed) and open to the public. View the event on Facebook to learn more about the venue and the program.

The JACK Quartet electrifies audiences worldwide with “explosive virtuosity” (The Boston Globe) and “viscerally exciting performances” (New York Times) and works with many of today’s leading composers. Visit their website for more information about their numerous notable collaborations and performances.

My piece The Winding Path describes a circular journey, moving outward—striving towards a goal, a destination, or a state of being perhaps illusory or unreachable—and inevitably returning, transformed, to where it began. This is my second composition for string quartet, preceded in 2008 by The Course of Empire. Audio and video recordings of the performance will be made available online.

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