Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2019-2020

Flux Quartet

Donal Fox

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Coolidge Auditorium

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Tom Chiu and Conrad Harris, violins
Max Mandel
, viola  |  Felix Fan, cello
Donal Fox, piano

Experience a pair of exhilarating concerts by “one of the most fearless and important new-music ensembles around” (San Francisco Chronicle). Running down just a few recent Flux projects gives a sense of their interests: creating music for 3-D films with digital collective The Openended Group, recording works by avant balloonist Judy Dunaway, and playing as the onstage band for a new Pam Tanowitz ballet set to Béla Bartok’s String Quartet no. 5.

These are concerts to invigorate and intrigue, across an arresting spectrum of music: on Friday evening, a program leaning toward experimental jazz brings legendary saxophonist and composer Oliver Lake to perform in pieces he wrote for the group. Just a few hours later, come back for an afternoon of 20th century visionaries.

Learn more about the Friday, May 1st Flux Quartet concert

Program 2

CONLON NANCARROW

String Quartet no. 3

GIACINTO SCELSI

String Quartet no. 2

ANTON WEBERN

5 Movements for String Quartet

ELIZABETH OGONEK

Running At Still Life

MUHAL RICHARD ABRAMS

Duet for Violin and Piano (Commissioned by the McKim Fund in the Library of Congress)

PAULINE OLIVEROS

70 Chords for Terry: A Meditation on String Theory

PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION with the Artists
6:30 pm – Whittall Pavilion