Thursday, April 4, 2013

Cypress String Quartet - Call and Response 13 at the Library
The Cypress String Quartet returns to the Library this Sunday at 2:00pm for another fascinating and mellifluous program in our Koret Auditorium.

For 13 years the Cypress String Quartet has presented the Call and Response program to expand chamber music repertoire and inspire all audiences’ imaginations.  This year, Call and Response is focusing on the influence of poetry in music and will feature a new work for string quartet and voice by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon. Higdon's piece is based on the poetry of former American Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin and is entitled "In the Shadow of Sirius." Higdon's new work is a response to the other string quartets -- "The Cypresses" arranged by the composer Antonin Dvorak for voice and string quartet, as well as Franz Schubert's 13th String Quartet known as "The Rosamunde."

The Cypress String Quartet will be joined onstage by soprano Christine Brandes for the performance.  This program will be a sampling of the program which will be performed in its entirety at the Herbst Theater on April 19th.

All Library programs are free and open to the public.

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