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April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- HAYDN Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op.76/No.4, “Sunrise” (1797)
- Florence PRICE Five Folksongs in Counterpoint (1951)
- Terry RILEY Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector (1981)
- Samuel COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Five Fantasy Pieces for String Quartet, Op.5 (1895)
Pre-concert Talk: Not available
Haydn’s Op.76 Quartets are a peak achievement; the “Sunrise” refers to No.4’s opening violin solo.
Catalyst Quartet presents beautifully crafted works of two overlooked masterful Black composers—pioneering female African-American symphonist Florence Price and English high-romanticist Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.
The modular nature of Terry Riley’s fascinating “Sunrise” lets performers co-compose it.
The Grammy Award-winning Catalyst Quartet, laureates of the Sphinx Competition for Black and Latinx string players in 2010, tour
widely in the U.S. and abroad. Though debuting on our series, they are favorite annual mentor-artists at San Jose State’s School of Music and Dance.