Release Date: March 15,2019
With Tuesday Musical as the lead commissioner, Andrew Norman is composing a new work for the Escher String Quartet to premiere Thursday, March 28, 7:30 p.m., at E.J. Thomas Hall in Akron.
Tuesday Musical’s audience will hear the world premiere of the work before audiences at Wigmore Hall in London, Lincoln Center and the Aspen Music Festival.
Mozart’s String Quartet in F major, K. 590 and Beethoven’s Quartet in C-sharp minor for strings, Op. 131 are also on the program for the finale of Tuesday Musical’s 2018-19 MainStage season. Mozart’s work is the last he wrote, and Beethoven’s was the composer's favorite and regarded by many as the greatest quartet ever written.
Audience members can learn more about the program at 6:30 p.m. during the Concert Conversation with the musicians, led by composer James Wilding, a faculty member at The University of Akron School of Music.
Named Musical America’s 2017 Composer of the Year, Norman recently finished piano concertos for Emanual Ax and Jeffrey Kahane, with upcoming projects including a symphony for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and collaborations with Jeremy Denk, Jennifer Koh, the Berlin Philharmonic and the London Symphony.
Based in New York City, Escher is Tuesday Musical’s quartet-in-residence and a favorite of our audiences. Joining them for this concert is new member and violinist Danbi Um.
Tickets are $25, $40, $45 and free for all students of any age. They are available in advance at www.tuesdaymusical.org or 330-761-3460, and at the door that evening.