One of the true, not-to-be-missed must-sees of the 2012-13 UT School of Music guest artist series occurs on Tuesday evening with an appearance and performance by the Formosa Quartet.
When and Where?April 9, 2013, 7:00 p.m.Performance Hall 32Alumni Memorial BuildingUniversity of Tennessee, KnoxvilleFREE
Formed in 2002, the ensemble currently consists of Jasmine Lin, Wayne Lee, Che-Yen Chen, and Ru-Pei Yeh. Among the quartet's accolades was the First Prize and the Amadeus Prize at the Tenth London International String Quartet Competition in 2006.
Past performances include the Ravinia Festival, the Chicago Cultural Center, Wigmore Hall, the Royal Academy of Music, the New School in New York, the Caramoor Festival, the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., San Francisco State University, the Da Camera Society of Los Angeles, La Jolla Summerfest, Music Mountain, and a winner's tour of the UK.
Their program will consist of -
Joseph Haydn: Quartet Op. 64, No. 2
Dana Wilson (b. 1946): Hungarian Folk Songs (commissioned by and dedicated to the Formosa Quartet)
Dudatánc (Bagpipe Dance)Ballada (Ballad)Arátóti (People from Rátót)Lancz (Chain)Porondos (Circus)Ej Gorbénye (Hey, Gorbénye)Máramarosi (People from Máramos)Nechoczety (The Refusal; Sometimes Known as "Bear Dance")
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence w/ Hillary Herndon, viola, and Wesley Baldwin, cello