PHOTO: Kronos Quartet is among the lineup for next season’s prestigious Lawrence University Performing Arts Series.
According to Brian Pertl, dean of the Lawrence Conservatory of Music, “Once again the very best in the world of classical and jazz musicians will be gracing the Memorial Chapel stage.”
From a university press release, an overview:
- The chamber music trio of cellist David Finckel, pianist Wu Han and violinist Phillip Setzer opens the Artist Series Friday, Oct. 17. Finckel and Han, Musical America’s 2012 Musicians of the Year, have served as artistic directors of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 2004. Setzer, founding and current member of the acclaimed Emerson String Quartet, has appeared with leading symphony orchestras around the country, including the National Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Aspen Chamber Symphony, among others.
- Soprano Heidi Stober returns to her alma mater for performance with the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra Friday, March 13, 2015. A 2000
- Blending the energy of rock music with the precision and nuance of classical chamber works, Third Coast Percussion visits Saturday, April 11, 2015. Employing an array of instruments, Third Coast Percussion explores and expands the extraordinary sonic possibilities of the percussion repertoire. Founded in 2005, the quartet champions the music of John Cage, Steve Reich, George Crumb and others.
- Founded in 1973 by violinist David Harrington, Kronos Quartet performs Friday, May 15, 2015, offering new works by some of the country’s most celebrated contemporary composers. During a celebrated career spanning four decades, the Kronos Quartet – Harrington, John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola) and Sunny Yang (cello) – is recognized as one the most influential groups of this generation. Kronos boasts a discography of more than 50 recordings and 2.5 million in recording sales. Among the San Francisco-based quartet’s many honors are a 2004 Grammy for Best Chamber Music Performance and 2003 Musicians of the Year honors from Musical America.
- Two Grammy Award-winning drummers – Terri Lyne Carrington and Peter Erskine – share the spotlight Nov. 7 and 8, respectively, for
- Pianist Robert Glasper shares his brand of jazz/hip-hop/R&B in a concert Friday, January 30, 2015. A native of
- Accomplished keyboardist/composer/arranger Jon Cowherd performs Thursday, April 17, 2015, offering a presentation of his “Mercy Project,” which he describes as “a personal milestone.” While Cowherd’s instrumental work has been featured on albums spanning artists as diverse as Iggy Pop, Rosanne Cash, Marc Cohn and Victoria Williams, 2012’s “Mercy” is his first album under his name.
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