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Washington Performing Arts presents Spektral Quartet: Looking Skyward

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:30 PM

The twice-Grammy® nominated Spektral Quartet actively pursues a vivid conversation between exhilarating works of the traditional repertoire and those written this decade, this year, or this week.



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Washington Performing Arts presents:
Spektral Quartet: Looking Skyward
Clara Lyon & Maeve Feinberg, violin
Doyle Armbrust, viola
Russell Rolen, cello

Experience the incandescent music of Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir, “one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music” (NPR), with the world premiere of Enigma, a work that explores the outer reaches of space through Thorvaldsdottir’s signature panoramic sound. The 2019 Grammy-nominated Spektral Quartet is one of America’s most innovative chamber ensembles, having commissioned more than 85 composers, including George Lewis, Marcos Balter, and Augusta Read Thomas. Spektral’s approach provokes discovery in beloved classics and curiosity in works of living composers.

“The Spektral Quartet likes to put on performances that are not so much concerts as high-energy thrill rides for musically inquisitive listeners.” (Chicago Tribune

Tomás Luis de Victoria
O Magnum Mysterium
Eliza Brown: String Quartet No. 1
Beethoven: Quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135
Anna ThorvaldsdottirEnigma (D.C. premiere; Washington Performing Arts co-commission)

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