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Escher String Quartet

Audience Favorite!Thursday, March 28, 7:30 PM

Making lemonade out of lemons

  • Adam Barnett-Hart, violin
  • Danbi Um, violin
  • Pierre LaPointe, viola
  • Brook Speltz, cello

Instead of the world premiere that composer Andrew Norman didn't deliver (yikes!), Escher will perform the regional premiere of Chris Rogerson's String Quartet No. 4.

It's inspired by the month Rogerson spent hiking through the countryside of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Here's some interesting info about Rogerson's work and the rest of the program, which includes two masterpieces: Mozart’s String Quartet in F major, K. 590, and Beethoven’s Quartet in C-sharp minor for strings, Op. 131.

(Wondering what happened with Andrew Norman's world premiere? Read about it here.)


Meet composer Chris Rogerson and the Escher musicians at 6:30 p.m. during our Concert Conversation.

Chris Rogerson has been hailed as a “confident new musical voice” (The New York Times) and a “fully-grown composing talent” (The Washington Post),

His work has been performed by orchestras across the United States, including the San Francisco Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Houston Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, and Orchestra of St. Luke’s, as well as by Yo-Yo Ma, Anthony McGill, Ida Kavafian, Anne-Marie McDermott, David Shifrin, and others.

Composer James Wilding, a faculty member at The University of Akron School of Music, will lead the Concert Conversation.

EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall

198 Hill Street, Akron, OH 44325

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