String theory is an abstract concept. A string quartet is a concrete entity. Enjoy the reality when the Lyris Quartet plays a free concert to honor Jacaranda's 10th anniversary on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 8 p.m. in Schoenberg Hall at UCLA. Not to string you along, but reservations for comp tickets are strongly recommended. Click here to secure yours.
The Lyris Quartet is composed of Alyssa Park, Luke Maurer, Shalini Vijayan and Timothy Leo. Their debut performance of the String Quartet No. 2 by Charles Ives (1911-13) opens the concert, followed by a Jacaranda signature work from 1973, String Quartet No. 4, Amazing Grace, by Ben Johnston. Lyris Quartet's third piece is their specialty - String Quartet No. 5 by Philip Glass (1991). To close the show, the group will play String Quartet No. 3 by Erich Wolfgang Korngold for the first time.
Jacaranda was founded in 2003 by arts impresario Patrick Scott and conductor/organist Mark Alan Hilt to highlight "music at the edge." Their series of eight intimate concerts this season features new and rarely heard classical music designed to awaken curiosity, passion and discovery in diverse audiences.
The UCLA Music Library hosts this complimentary classical concert, underwritten by the UCLA Music Library’s Christine and Hugo Davise Fund for Contemporary Music.
Lyris Quartet - Free Concert
445 Charles E. Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA 90024
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