Schubert—String Quartet No. 14 in D minor (Death and the Maiden)
Shostakovich—String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Opus 110
Bolcom—Poltergeist Rag for String Quartet
Various—Three Popular Songs
On August 7, the dynamic Denver-based Altius Quartet – the grand prize winners in the 2016 Classics Alive Young Artists Competition – will perform.
Altius Quartet is an ensemble determined to further the art of chamber music through performance, education, and outreach. Deriving their name from the Olympic motto: Citius, Altius, Fortius (Latin for Faster, Higher, Stronger); 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. Having just released their debut album, “Dress Code,” Altius is receiving critical praise for their musicianship and versatility.
As grand prize winners in the Classics Alive Young Artists Competition, Altius Quartet was awarded management with Executive Director, Jean Schreiber. Altius has also been awarded prizes at many internationally respected competitions including: the 2016 Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition, the 2014 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the 2014 Coltman Chamber Music Competition, and the 2013 Plowman Chamber Music Competition. In addition, Altius will be releasing a second album on the Parma Label of Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartets Nos. 7, 8, and 9 in the fall of 2017.
You can hear Altius perform live and witness their unique talents (Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 – I. Largo – II. Allegro Molto) in the below video segment:
Cinemusical was impressed not only by their talents and their commitment, but also by the way Altius ”really manages to find a way to connect across audience experiences.” Don’t we all need more time to be together and connect? Beautiful music performed by great young musicians, in a beautiful setting amongst good friends and neighbors in a wonderful community: it’s an opportunity not to be missed and we invite you to join us.
To Order Tickets for This Performance and Subscriptions for the 2018 Concert Series:
Pricing: $20.00 • Save $20 on the 2018 Series Subscription: $80.00 • Age 18 and Under FREE
Location: Greensboro United Church, 165 Wilson Street, Greensboro, VT 05841
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