February 23, 2012 - 8:00pm
  • Thursday, February 23, 2012
  • Old Cabell Hall
  • 8:00 p.m.
  • Free

Voxare String Quartet: Clockwise from bottom: Galina Zhdanova, violin; Emily Ondracek-Peterson, violin; Erik Peterson, viola; Adrian Daurov, cello photo: Greg Kessler
Emily Ondracek-Peterson, violin • Galina Zhdanova, violin
Erik Peterson, viola • Adrian Daurov, cello

“The gifted Voxare String Quartet” (The New York Times) formed in 2008 and has since received critical praise for its inventive programming, technical prowess, attention to detail, and passionate performances. The New York Times recently declared that Voxare plays with “penetrating tone and lucid textures,” and has on numerous occasions chosen Voxare as its Classical Pick of the Week. Voxare is a frequent performer at Bargemusic in New York City where they have been quartet-in-residence. Voxare has been featured live on WNYC’s Soundcheck, and its concerts broadcast on WQXR. Voxare’s unique performing activities earned the quartet Chamber Music America’s 2010 ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. Voxare has studied with the Juilliard String Quartet at its String Quartet Seminar and with the Kronos Quartet through Carnegie Hall.

With a repertoire spanning five centuries, Voxare has frequently worked closely with leading composers, including Pulitzer Prize winners Ned Rorem and David Del Tredici. In 2010, Voxare was Quartet-in-Residence at the International Computer Music Conference, and presented a three day Mostly Riley Festival to celebrate the 75th birthday of Terry Riley at Bargemusic. This season, Voxare performs works by living composers at its residency series, DIG IT! New Music, at Teachers College, Columbia University, and a residency at Dartmouth College, as well as a series of concerts for Columbia University’s Lunchtime Series featuring works of Barber, Copland, Ives, and Thomson. Their debut recording project, for the Naxos label, will feature works of Daron Hagen.

Voxare is not afraid to break down the boundaries of classical music; they have made and performed their own transcriptions of popular and rock music and often perform in alternative concert venues, presenting innovative concerts focused on unique and accessible presentations of contemporary chamber music while assimilating classical standards and popular music. Voxare can be heard on the soundtracks of several films shown at festivals such as Sundance and Tribeca.

"The gifted Voxare String Quartet is rising fast." - New York Times
"Played with precision and passion." -New York Times
"Incisive and deeply musical." -Strad Magazine
"Young, enthusiastic, blessed with individual great instrumental skills." -concertonet.com

Here is a link to listen to their music and explore their website: http://voxarequartet.com/live/

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McIntire Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

Email: music@virginia.edu