Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2017-2018

SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Photo: Spektral QuartetSpektral Quartet
Photo: Winston Choi Winston Choi

Coolidge Auditorium

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For the Chicago Tribune, Spektral performances are “high-energy thrill rides for musically inquisitive listeners.” A few current projects include a cycle of the complete quartets of Arnold Schoenberg and new commissions by Anna Thorvaldsdottir, David Fulmer and Miguel Zenón. Adventurous and inventive, Spektral partners with the fine pianist Winston Choi, in a pair of back-to-back concerts with two intriguing menus. Spektral’s second performance includes Library-commissioned pieces by Milton Babbitt and Schoenberg, as well as an early quartet of Schoenberg—all pieces held in the Library’s collections.

BABBITT

The Joy of More Sextets
Library of Congress McKim Fund Commission

SCHOENBERG

String Quartet no. 3, op. 30
Library of Congress Coolidge Foundation Commission

BABBITT

An Encore for violin and piano
Library of Congress McKim Fund Commission

SCHOENBERG

String Quartet no. 1 in D minor, op. 7

PRE-CONCERT LECTURE
12:30 PM - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)

Walter Frisch, PhD, H. Harold Gumm/Harry and Albert von Tilzer Professor of Music at Columbia University