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Peak Performances
All Terrain String Festival

March 31, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - April 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


Peak Performances is pleased to present All Terrain String Festival: Bolcom 4x4, a three-day festival in which four of the world’s foremost string quartets will perform the work of prolific Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer William Bolcom, along with music by a wide variety of other composers.

The Arditti Quartet, Chiara String Quartet, Harlem Quartet and Shanghai Quartet, joined by virtuoso guest artists including jazz bassist John Patitucci and classical guitarist Eliot Fisk. Shanghai Quartet, ensemble-in-residence at the University’s John J. Cali School of Music, will perform with each of the other three quartets, as well as headline their own festival-concluding concert.
When & where
Friday March 31, 2017 — Sunday April 2, 2017
Alexander Kasser Theater
The Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue
New Jersey

Tickets $20
Online tickets
Program Includes the World Premiere of Bolcom’s String Quartet No. 12, by Shanghai Quartet, and the New York / New Jersey Premiere of His String Quartet No. 8, by Arditti Quartet, as well as a Genre-Spanning Range of Classic and Contemporary Music.

Full festival schedule

Friday, March 31 @ 7:30pm
Harlem Quartet
with the Shanghai Quartet
and John Patitucci, bass
‌Saturday, April 1 @ 5pm
Chiara String Quartet
with the Shanghai Quartet
Saturday, April 1 @ 6:15pm
Mingle with the Musicians!
Join honored composer William Bolcom, Peak Performances executive director Jedediah Wheeler, and members of the Chiara and Shanghai Quartets for a delicious buffet dinner.
Saturday, April 1 @ 8pm
Arditti Quartet
with the Shanghai Quartet
and Eliot Fisk, guitar
Sunday, April 2 @ 3pm
Shanghai Quartet
Peak Performances Executive Director Jedediah Wheeler conceived the All Terrain String Festival to celebrate the richness and range of the string quartet landscape. The festival is remarkably broad not only in its lineup, but also in the program of music comprising each concert. It opens, on March 31, with the Harlem Quartet, which aims to advance diversity in classical music, in part by performing works by minority composers in multiple genres. At the Kasser Theater they will play compositions by Latin Americans Rafael Hernández Marín and Abelardo Valdés, as well as by Mozart, Dizzy Gillespie and Bolcom.

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March 31, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
April 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Peak Performances


Alexander Kasser Theater
Montclair State University
Montclair, NY United States
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