schneider concert Series presents the Rolston quartet

Repertoire Will Include Mozart, Schafer, and Tchaikovsky

The Rolston Quartet. Photo by Marie Pierre Tremblay

NEW YORK, October 17, 2017 – On Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 2p.m. The Schneider Concerts, a program of The New School’s Mannes School of Music, presents the Rolston Quartet in a program of Mozart, Schafer, Tchaikovsky. The performance will take place in The New School’s Auditorium at 66 W. 12th Street at The New School.

For more information and tickets, visit newschool.edu/mannes/Schneider-Concerts or call (212) 229-5873.

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
Rolston Quartet

Luri Lee and Jeffrey Dyrda, violin; Hezekiah Leung, viola; Jonathan Lo, cello

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Quartet No. 14 in G Major, K. 387 (Spring) (1785)              
Murray Schafer String Quartet No. 2 (Waves) (1976)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11 (1871)

Program approximately 1 hours and 50 minutes, including intermission

Single tickets on sale now
$18 single ticket general admission
$16 single ticket seniors 65+ and people with disabilities
$ 5.00 standby, students 30 and younger with school ID
For details and to purchase tickets, visit www.newschool.edu/mannes/schneider-concerts

The Rolston Quartet, the only ensemble to be featured on CBC's 2016 list of hot Canadian classical musicians under 30, won First Prize winner of the prestigious 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition, First Prize at the 31st Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition, Third Prize at the inaugural M-Prize Competition, and the Durosoir Prize at the 2016 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition. Notable collaborations include performances with renowned artists Andrés Díaz, Gil Kalish, Mark Morris, Donald Palma, Jon Kimura Parker, and Miguel da Silva. Additionally, they have worked closely with composers John Luther Adams and Brian Current.
Currently the Graduate Quartet-in-Residence at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in Houston, the quartet has participated in residencies and fellowships at the Académie musicale de Villecroze, Aspen Music Festival, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, McGill International String Quartet Academy, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Robert Mann String Quartet Institute, St. Lawrence String Quartet Seminar, and the Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Festival. Mentored primarily by James Dunham, Norman Fischer, and Kenneth Goldsmith, they have received additional guidance from Steven Dann, Paul Kantor, Barry Shiffman, Miguel da Silva, Mark Steinberg, and Alastair Tait.

Hailed in The New York Times as “one of the best deals in town for lovers of classical music,” for six decades, The New School’s Mannes School for Music’s Schneider Concerts series has presented outstanding young artists and ensembles at non-exclusionary ticket prices. The series’ remarkable history includes the New York debuts of pianist Peter Serkin and the Dover, Calidore, Guarneri, Cleveland, and Vermeer String Quartets and TASHI. Artists such as Yefim Bronfman, Richard Goode, Jaime Laredo, Yo Yo Ma, and Murray Perahia were introduced to New York audiences early in their careers. The series was founded at The New School in 1957 as New School Concerts by violinist and conductor Alexander Schneider, who led the series until his death in 1993, at which time the series was renamed The Schneider Concerts in his honor. Artistic leadership is now under the auspices of a committee of ten noted musicians: John Dalley, Pamela Frank, Jennifer Koh, Jaime Laredo, Cho-Liang Lin, Anthony McGill, Kurt Muroki, Tara O’Connor, Arnold Steinhardt, and Michael Tree.

The 2017-18 Schneider Concerts season is supported by the Alexander Schneider Foundation and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

 

 

Mannes School of Music is an iconic music conservatory, internationally recognized for its musical and pedagogical excellence while being deeply committed to developing citizen artists who make the world a better place. Today, Mannes is developing a new reputation as one of the most progressive schools of its kind, thanks to the rapid evolution of its overall curriculum to address the demands of what musicians need to know, understand, and be able to do in the 21st century.  

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