UI String Quartet Residency Program Presents: Fry Street Quartet
Event type: Guest Artist(s)
Sponsored by: School of Music
Faculty Sponsor: Beth Oakes
Hailed as “a triumph of ensemble playing” (New York Times), Fry Street Quartet has perfected a “blend of technical precision and scorching spontaneity” (Strad).
Fry Street Quartet began its international career in 2002 as cultural ambassadors to the Balkan States, sponsored by Carnegie Hall and the U.S. Department of State. This tour featured the European debut of J. Mark Scearce’s “Y2K,” commissioned for Fry Street. Subsequent international appearances have included France, the Czech Republic, Austria and Brazil.
The quartet performed its first complete Beethoven Quartet Cycle presented at Utah State University in 2008. Present projects include working with composer Michael Ellison on a commission to be premiered this season, as well as composer Laura Kaminsky in a multi–disciplinary performance with physicist Dr. Robert Davies, called The Crossroads Project, which employs original music, art, information, and imagery in contemplation our relationship to our Earth System.
Fry Street received rave reviews as prizewinners at the Fischoff Competition, Yellow Springs Competition, and the Banff International String Quartet Competition. The quartet traveled to Israel where they studied with Isaac Stern, who subsequently arranged for the quartet’s Carnegie Hall debut.
The Fry Street Quartet holds the Endowed String Quartet Residency at the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University in Logan, Utah.
String Quartet in C Major, Op. 76 No. 3 “Emperor” – Joseph Haydn
String Quartet No. 1 "Kreutzer Sonata” – Leos Janacek
String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59 No. 1 – Ludwig van Beethoven
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