Sunday, October 14, 2018
East Building, SECU Auditorium
Caroline Shaw—the youngest recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music—returns home to North Carolina. This talented vocalist, violinist, composer, and producer shares the stage with the Jasper String Quartet for a program centered on Shaw’s “By and By” for string quartet and voice, featuring works inspired by Appalachian song and masterpieces of string quartet literature.
The Jasper String Quartet performs pieces emotionally significant to its members, ranging from Haydn and Beethoven through Berg, Ligeti, and living composers. Winner of the CMA Cleveland Quartet Award, the Jasper String Quartet is the professional quartet in residence at Temple University’s Center for Gifted Young Musicians and the 2017–18 guest artist in residence at Swarthmore College.
Presented with Chamber Music Wilmington and American Music Festival. Special thanks to Barbara McKenzie.
Shaw is “a breakout star of New York’s contemporary classical scene, an inventive collagist whose work brings a new perspective to the human voice.”—The Guardian
The Jaspers “match their sounds perfectly, as if each swelling chord were coming out of a single, impossibly well-tuned organ, instead of four distinct instruments.”—New Haven Advocate