Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 7:30pm
Target Free Thursdays
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage
Attacca Quartet currently serves as the Juilliard Graduate Resident String Quartet. The ensemble was formed in 2003 by violinists Amy Schroeder and Keiko Tokunaga, violist Luke Fleming and cellist Andrew Yee. The quartet made its professional debut in 2007 as part of the Artists International Winners Series in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and has appeared there on numerous occasions since. First Prize winners of the 7th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in 2011, top prizewinners and Listeners’ Choice Award recipients in the 2011 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, and winners of the Alice Coleman Grand Prize at the 60th annual Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition in 2006, the internationally acclaimed
Attacca Quartet has become one of America's premier young performing ensembles. The ensemble gave the Alice Tully Hall premiere of John Adams’ recently composed String Quartet and subsequently recorded the complete string quartet works of John Adams for Azica Records, which will be released March 26, 2013 at (Le) Poisson Rouge. 2010 marked the beginning of The 68, an ambitious project in which Attacca Quartet will perform all sixty-eight Haydn string quartets on a special series they created in New York.
For the return performance at the David Rubenstein Atrium Attacca Quartet will perform:
Fellow Traveller (John Adams)
Selections from John's Book of Alleged Dances (John Adams)
Rag the Bone
Judah to Ocean
String Quartet: 2nd Movement (John Adams)
Selections from Haydn Quartet
Presented in collaboration with The Juilliard School.