- FRY STREET QUARTET:
Robert Waters, Violin
Rebecca McFaul, Violin
Bradley Ottesen, Viola
Anne Francis Bayless, Cello
Fry Street Quartet Biography
This remarkable quartet – hailed as “a triumph of ensemble playing” by the New York Times – is a multi-faceted ensemble taking chamber music in new directions. Touring music of the masters as well as exciting original works from visionary composers of our time, the Fry Street Quartet has perfected a “blend of technical precision and scorching spontaneity” (Strad). Since securing the Grand Prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the quartet has reached audiences from Carnegie Hall to London, and Sarajevo to Jerusalem, exploring the medium of the string quartet and its life-affirming potential with “profound understanding…depth of expression, and stunning technical astuteness” (Deseret Morning News).
Reaching in new directions, The Fry Street Quartet has commissioned and toured new works by a wide range of composers. Pandemonium by Brazilian composer Clarice Assad received its Fry Street premiere with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra; Michael Ellison’s Fiddlin’ was co-commissioned by the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music Series and the Salt Lake City based NOVA series; Laura Kaminsky’s Rising Tide was commissioned especially for the quartet’s global sustainability initiative, The Crossroads Project, toured with projections of paintings created for the project by artist Rebecca Allan, talks by physicist Dr. Robert Davies and photographs by acclaimed environmental photographer Garth Lenz. The quartet’s 2014-2015 season included its premiere of Kaminsky’s new chamber opera, As One with soprano Sasha Cooke and baritone Kelly Markgraff at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, as well as a new work by Libby Larsen entitled Emergence, which anchors the Crossroads Project’s Second Chapter, Crossroads: Emergence for string quartet, film, and actor. The Crossroads Project album has recently been released on Navona Records.
The Fry Street Quartet holds the Endowed String Quartet Residency at the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University in Logan, Utah.
“A triumph of ensemble playing” – The New York Times
Following the opening night of the chamber opera As One, the string quartet accompanying the piece will shine in its own independent performance. The quartet is known for being “equally at home in the classic repertoire of Mozart and Beethoven or contemporary music” (Palm Beach Daily News).
The FSQ’s tour repertoire reaches many corners of the musical spectrum, including works of Britten, Schubert, Beethoven and Bartok, as well as programs of American women composers Laura Kaminsky, Amy Beach, Joan Tower and Libby Larsen. Over the next two seasons, the Salt Lake City-based NOVA series will present the FSQ’s complete Bartok Cycle, pairing these monumental works with Haydn’s String Quartets Op. 76.
Hear their Hawaii chamber music debut only at HOT!
Benjamin Britten, Three Divertimenti
Bedrich Smetana, Quartet No. 1, From My Life
- January 12, Friday, 7:30pm
At the Aloha Tower Pier 10 Cruise Ship Terminal.
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