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FRY STREET QUARTET - The remarkable Fry Street Quartet hailed as "a triumph of ensemble playing" by the New York Times - is a multi-faceted ensemble taking chamber music in new directions. Touring music of the masters as well as exciting original works from visionary composers of our time, the Fry Street Quartet has perfected a "blend of technical precision and scorching spontaneity" (Strad). Since securing the Grand Prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the quartet has reached audiences from Carnegie Hall to London, and Sarajevo to Jerusalem, exploring the medium of the string quartet and its life-affirming potential with "profound understanding ... depth of expression, and stunning technical astuteness" (Deseret Morning News).
Reaching in new directions, The Fry Street Quartet has commissioned and toured new works by a wide range of composers. Pandemonium by Brazilian composer Clarice Assad received its Fry Street premiere with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra; Michael Ellison's Fiddlin' was co-commissioned by the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music Series and the Salt Lake City based NOVA series; Laura Kaminsky's Rising Tide was commissioned especially for the quartet's global sustainability initiative, The Crossroads Project, toured with projections of paintings created for the project by artist Rebecca Allan, talks by physicist Dr. Robert Davies and photographs by acclaimed environmental photographer Garth Lenz. The quartet's 2014- 2015 season included its premiere of Kaminsky's new chamber opera, As One with soprano Sasha Cooke and baritone Kelly Markgraff at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, as well as a new work by Libby Larsen entitled Emergence, which anchors the Crossroads Project's Second Chapter, Crossroads: Emergence for string quartet, film, and actor.
Caine Performance Hall, USU Campus
String Quartet in D Major, Op. 76 no. 3 - Franz Joseph Haydn; String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95, "Serioso" - Ludwig van Beethoven; String Quartet no. 6 - Béla Bartók
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The Fry Street Quartet; Waters, Robert; McFaul, Rebecca; Ottesen, Bradley; and Bayless, Anne Francis, "Fry Street Quartet" (2017). All Music Department Programs. 88.