STOCKTON — The Ying Quartet is returning to the University of the Pacific on Sunday, April 6.
The quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view.
Tickets are $25 and are available in the lobby of Faye Spanos Concert Hall at UOP starting at 2 p.m., 30 minutes before the concert. Students of any age are admitted free with ID.
The audience is invited to meet the musicians at a reception following the concert.
Friends of Chamber Music concerts are presented in cooperation with Pacific and its Conservatory of Music. For a brochure or more information about the FOCM annual series, please call 209-467-0224 or visit www.chambermusicfriends.org.
Beginning in 1993, the Ying Quartet has been part of the Stockton chamber music season six times. 2014 brings these outstanding and always welcome artists back for a seventh season. Now in its second decade as a quartet, the Quartet has established itself as an ensemble of the highest musical qualifications in its tours across the United States and abroad. Their performances regularly take place in many of the world’s most important concert halls, from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House. At the same time, the Quartet’s belief that concert music can also be a meaningful part of everyday life has also drawn the foursome to perform in settings as diverse as the workplace, schools, juvenile prisons, and the White House.
The Ying Quartet’s recordings reflect many of the group’s wide-ranging musical interests and have generated consistent, enthusiastic acclaim. Their recording with the Billy Childs Chamber Jazz Ensemble, Autumn in Moving Pictures (ArtistShare) was nominated for a Grammy in 2010.
The Ying Quartet’s ongoing LifeMusic commissioning project, created in response to their commitment to expanding the rich string quartet repertoire, has already achieved an impressive history. Supported by the Institute for American Music, the Quartet commissions both established and emerging composers to create music that reflects contemporary American life.
As quartet-in-residence at the Eastman School of Music, the Ying Quartet maintains full time faculty positions in the String and Chamber Music Departments From 2001-2008, the Ying Quartet has also been the Blodgett Artists-in-Residence at Harvard University.