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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
More Information
Ciompi Website

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Latest News

Review of Ciompi Quartet's Season Opening : (September 29th, 2018)

Chelsea Huber finds a lot to enjoy in Caroline Stinson's inaugural performance with the Ciompi Quartet as she reviews the concert for CVNC.

"Stinson's extraordinarily high level of musical sensitivity is something that can only be witnessed in performance. "

"Sometimes the changes occurred so suddenly that it could have taken the listening audience a moment to catch up, while the musicians remained, of course, completely in control."

CVNC - Chelsea Huber
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Staying Power - Chamber Music Magazine : (August 14th, 2018)

Sasha Margolis has written a fabulous article in the summer edition of the Chamber Music Magazine discussing the longevity of the Ciompi Quartet's original members and the appointment of Caroline to the group.

Between 1995 and 2017 the group experienced not a single personnel change. With Raim's (cellist) recent retirement, change has finally come for the group... Stinson's selection was the result of a highly unorthodox hunt...

...Violinist Eric Pritchard notes that "the candidates that stood out for us were the ones that seemed to make the strongest mark of not just fitting in, but reshaping our sound and our approach. In Carrie's case in particular, there was a sense that it wasn't a 25% change in the group. It was getting closer to 100%."

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CQ Cellist Lights Up Durham : (June 24th, 2018)

John W. Lambert's review for the CVNC of Caroline Stinson's first full concert at Duke, her new home, as the incoming cellist of the Ciompi Quartet.

Stinson played these richly varied vignettes with evident insight and understanding, in the process making great impressions on their attentive listeners.

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Stinson Joins Ciompi Quartet at Duke : (April 19th, 2018)

Caroline is thrilled and honored to be joining the Ciompi Quartet and the faculty at Duke University beginning this fall. She is delighted at the opportunity to teach, perform and contribute to this wonderful culture of music making, and to extend it outward through projects, commissioning, recording and, most essentially, her work with the Ciompi Quartet.

Caroline Stinson has been appointed the new cellist in Duke University's Ciompi Quartet upon the retirement of Frederic Raimi from the group at the end of this season.

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