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With her beautifully shaped performace...Caroline Stinson captured full attention.--Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger

Concerts

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Ciompi Quartet: Duke Concert No. 1
Saturday September 29th at 8:00PM, 2018

For its first outing with new cellist Caroline Stinson, the Ciompi Quartet maintains its annual tradition of beginning each new season with a string quartet from Haydn, the architect of the form. The Ciompi plays the first quartet of his final set Quartet in G Major, op. 76, no. 1 before turning to Legacy, composed in 1999 by new Durham resident Andrew Waggoner. An explosive piece inspired by Jimi Hendrix’s guitar bravado, Legacy pays homage to early American feminist icons through evocative, surging interplay. The Ciompi then turns to one of the final quartets of Beethoven. Written two years before his death, his intense Quartet in E-Flat Major, op. 127 echoes passages from his mighty Ninth Symphony.

Haydn: Quartet in G Major, op. 76, no. 1; Andrew Waggoner: Legacy; Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat Major, op. 127
Baldwin Auditorium
Tickets: $25 / $10 all students.
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Ciompi Quartet: REMEMBERED, IMAGINED, RE-IMAGINED
Saturday November 29th at 8:00PM, 2018

FEATURING ELIZA BAGG, SOPRANO

Now recognized as a modern classic, Steve Reich’s Different Trains won a GRAMMY in 1989. It remains among his most popular works, a powerful reflection on the Holocaust and World War II as seen from both sides of the Atlantic. Composer Daniel Wohl’s newest electroacoustic piece, commissioned by the Ciompi, features the voice of soprano Eliza Bagg, a native of Durham. Lauded on NPR as “both aggressive and gorgeous,” Wohl’s style “quietly erases the line between electronic and acoustic music.” Two new transcriptions of sixteenth-century songs by Claudio Monteverdi complete this wide-ranging program.

Steve Reich: Different Trains for String Quartet and Tape; Claudio Monteverdi: Two songs arr. for Soprano and String Quartet; Daniel Wohl: New Work for String Quartet, Soprano, and Electronics — World Premiere with guest artist Eliza Bagg, soprano.
Von Der Hayden Studio Theater: Rubenstein Arts Center
Tickets: Free admission
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Ciompi Quartet: REMEMBERED, IMAGINED, RE-IMAGINED
Sunday November 30th at 4:00PM, 2018

FEATURING ELIZA BAGG, SOPRANO

Now recognized as a modern classic, Steve Reich’s Different Trains won a GRAMMY in 1989. It remains among his most popular works, a powerful reflection on the Holocaust and World War II as seen from both sides of the Atlantic. Composer Daniel Wohl’s newest electroacoustic piece, commissioned by the Ciompi, features the voice of soprano Eliza Bagg, a native of Durham. Lauded on NPR as “both aggressive and gorgeous,” Wohl’s style “quietly erases the line between electronic and acoustic music.” Two new transcriptions of sixteenth-century songs by Claudio Monteverdi complete this wide-ranging program.

Steve Reich: Different Trains for String Quartet and Tape; Claudio Monteverdi: Two songs arr. for Soprano and String Quartet; Daniel Wohl: New Work for String Quartet, Soprano, and Electronics — World Premiere with guest artist Eliza Bagg, soprano.
Von Der Hayden Studio Theater: Rubenstein Arts Center
Tickets: Free admission
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Ciompi Quartet: Lost and Found
Sunday February 16th at 8:00PM, 2019

Would J.S. Bach be known to us if Mendelssohn had not discovered his scores? Would we know Mahler if he had not been championed by Bruno Walter and Leonard Bernstein? In this program, the Ciompi Quartet follows this tradition of rediscovery, playing works of nineteenth century composers Marie Jaëll — pianist, pedagogue, and friend of Franz Liszt — and Guillaume Lekeu.

Saint-Saëns: String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, op. 153; Marie Jaëll: String Quartet in G Minor; Vincent D’Indy: Guillaume Lekeu; Claude Debussy: Excerpts from string Quartets.
Nelson Music Room
Tickets: Free Admission
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Ciompi Quartet: Duke Concert No. 2
Saturday March 30 at 8:00PM, 2019

FEATURING SUSAN FANCHER, SAXOPHONE

The Ciompi Quartet opens this concert with Arvo Pärt’s landmark Fratres, an engrossing 1977 piece that seesaws between hyperactive flurries and halcyon stretches.

Arvo Pärt: Fratres; Elliott Carter: Two Fragments for String Quartet; Scott Lindroth: New Work for Saxophone and String Quartet - World Premiere; Dvořák: Quartet No. 11 in C Major, op. 61
Baldwin Auditorium
Tickets: $25 • $10 All Students
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