January 15, 2023
Brentano Quartet with Dawn Upshaw, soprano
“luxuriously warm sound and yearning lyricism”
— The New York Times (about the Brentano)
“Upshaw’s instrument has the kind of power, clarity, and pure beauty that can transfix a listener.”
— The Pioneer Press (about Ms. Upshaw)
Selection of consort songs for strings and voice by Byrd, Gibbons, Purcell, and others, culminating in "Dido's Lament," sung by the incomparable Dawn Upshaw and followed by "Dido Reimagined," Melinda Wagner's new monodrama that imagines Dido as a modern woman.
February 26, 2023
“…extreme technical perfection yet with life bursting from every note.”
— The Times UK
F.J. Haydn Quartet E-flat Major, op. 20 No. 1
G. Ligeti Quartet No. 1, “Métamorphoses nocturnes”
F. Schubert Quartet in D Minor, D. 810 “Death and the Maiden"
April 30, 2023
Daedalus Quartet with Soyeon Kate Lee, piano
“...so at one with their composers, we were happily caught off-guard by every emotional surprise they sprang."
— The Washington Post (about the Daedalus)
“She played with clarity, honesty, and a supple yet full-bodied sound.”
— The New York Times (about Ms. Lee)
William Grant Still Lyric Quartet
Béla Bartók String Quartet No. 6
Amy Beach Piano Quintet, op. 67