Altius Quartet in Concert at Western Colorado University
Full Program to be performed:
- String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95, "Serioso" - Ludwig van Beethoven
- "Abbey Road" Medley - The Beatles, arr. Alex Vittal
- String Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 41 - Robert Schumann
The string quartet is an incredibly versatile ensemble that can play just about any style of music! The Altius Quartet will be performing a recital that is sure to excite and inspire with music from Beethoven to the Beatles. Beginning the program with Beethovens enigmatic Serioso String Quartet, one has a glimpse into the turmoil Beethoven suffered as he succumbed to his hearing loss. Followed by a medley from the Beatles final album Abbey Road, the Altius Quartet will perform favorites from the album including: You Never Give Me Your Money, Sun King, Carry that Weight, and Golden Slumbers. The program will conclude with Schumanns sublime String Quartet No. 1 in A minor that truly ends with a bang!
This is a performance not to be missed! Get your tickets today!
Altius Quartet is determined to further the art of chamber music through performance, education, and outreach. Altius strives to communicate art to a more diverse audience through community engagement and innovative repertoire. Hailed as "rich" and "captivating" by the renowned music blog, "I Care If You Listen," the Altius Quartet is garnering an international reputation and enrapturing the hearts of audiences through their charisma and dynamism. Altius has also received critical praise for their musicianship and versatility on both of their albums: Dress Code and Shostakovich String Quartets 7, 8, & 9.
Altius has also been awarded prizes at many internationally respected competitions including: the Schoenfeld International String Competition, the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the Coltman Chamber Music Competition, and the Plowman Chamber Music Competition. The quartet has an active performance schedule including engagements at music festivals, series, and universities throughout the United States, and will be the inaugural fellowship quartet at the Lakes Area Music Festival in July of 2019.
Altius Quartet is deeply committed to outreach, often performing concerts and teaching master classes in public schools and alternative performing venues including: jazz clubs, bars, and homeless shelters.
When not recording or performing, Altius Quartet enjoys experiencing the great outdoors and friendly rivalry in their Fantasy Football league. Altius can be followed on all platforms of social media including: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter via the handle @altiusquartet.
Kincaid Concert Hall at Western Colorado University (View)
1 Western Way
Gunnison, CO 81231
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