The Attacca Quartet
Amy Schroeder, violin
Keiko Tokunaga, violin
Nathan Schram, viola
Andrew Yee, cello
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The Attacca Quartet are practically veterans of the Crypt Sessions, having played both Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross, and Beethoven's staggeringly epic Op. 132 String Quartet... here, they come with something completely different - the string quartets of contemporary composer Caroline Shaw. Aside from winning a Pulitzer Prize, and having Kanye West as a fan of her work, Caroline is an all-around champion and luminous, numinous soul, whose music manages to both acknowledge the past, while simultaneously looking toward the future.
The Attacca recently recorded an album dedicated entirely to her music, available on Nonesuch/New Amsterdam...so give a listen to get a sneak peek at what's sure to be an intimate, extraordinary evening of new music.
One of today's hottest string quartets + one of contemporary classical music's brightest stars = a night to remember... we'll see you there.
Shaw: Plan & Elevation
The internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet is one of the most dynamic ensembles of their generation. Praised by The Strad for possessing “maturity beyond its members’ years,” they were formed at the Juilliard School in 2003 and made their professional debut in 2007 as part of the Artists International Winners Series in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. From 2011-2013 they served as the Juilliard Graduate Resident String Quartet, and for the 2014-2015 season they were selected as the Quartet in Residence by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. As stated by The Washington Post, “Mastery like this is scarce enough in quartets that have played together for decades.”