Quartet121: New Music for, about, and with String Quartet

  • Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A W 13th St, New York, NY
  • November 12, 2021
    7:30 pm

Quartet121 premieres six new string quartets by Reiko Füting and his former students, Ya-Lan Chan, Yu-Chun Chien, Turkar Gasimzada, Sunbin Kim, and Longfei Li. All alumni of Manhattan School of music, they share a passion and interest in reflecting on what it means to be a musician, a composer, and an artist.

Free admission. Masks and proof of vaccination required. Possible livestream details forthcoming!

Chorale (“those driven out will come”) [2021] by Reiko Füting
Sand aSH [2021] by Ya-Lan Chan
Duo [2021] by Yu-Chun Chien
String Quartet 1: stillness between two waves of the sea [2021] by Turkar Gasimzada
Station (palimpsest) [2021] by Sunbin Kim
Eclipse [2021] by Longfei Li

Friday, November 12, 2021, 7:30 pm
Tenri Cultural Institute
43 A West 13th Street, New York

Quartet121 is Julia Jung Un Suh (violin), Molly Germer (violin), Lena Vidulich (viola), and Thea Mesirow (cello). Described as “a magnet for world premieres” (New York Music Daily), Quartet121 members are passionate about working with emerging composers, promoting equity, and expanding their stylistic range to reach wider audiences. They have performed at venues throughout NYC such as Tenri Cultural Institute, Manhattan School of Music, Central Park Summerstage, and Brooklyn Steel, among others. They visited Columbia University and Manhattan School of Music to workshop music with young composers and traveled to Alberta, Canada as part of the Banff Centre’s Evolution of the String Quartet summer festival. Quartet121 is supported by the Alice M. Ditson Fund and Chamber Music America.