Concert: American String Quartet

In its 47 years as an ensemble, the quartet has appeared in the most important concert halls
worldwide and presented the complete quartets of Beethoven, Schubert, Schoenberg, Bartók,
and Mozart. It was hailed by The Washington Post for presenting a program that was “played
as skillfully as it was constructed, with a finely calculated ensemble sound in which each player
showed considerable individuality but all blended their strengths into a fine balance.”

Octavio Vazquez is a composer noted for creating neo-romantic music which is “...a burning
torch for the next century” (New Music Connoisseur). He is most passionate about composing music that delivers an “emotional impact and direct communication with the listener.” He takes
the stage with American String Quartet to perform his own piece, Piano Quintet.

In this final concert of the season enjoy American String Quartet’s opulent sound in repertoire
spanning over more than 100 years of compositional excellence.

-Program-
George Walker: Lyric for Strings
Ravel: String Quartet
Octavio Vasquez: Piano Quintet

Concert: American String Quartet