Special to the Parade
Gifted, passionate, and personable, The Voxare String Quartet offers a high-spirited, high energy musical performance.
On Jan. 26, El Paseo Arts Foundation will sponsor this renowned string quartet in concert at the SPI Convention Center. What promises to be a lovely evening begins with hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 p.m. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
The Voxare String Quartet was 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 has on numerous occasions chosen Voxare as its Classical Pick of the Week. Voxare’s unique performing activities earned them Chamber Music America’s 2010 ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming.
The four individual quartet members are each a virtuoso and each has amassed a number of prizes at international competitions.
With a repertoire spanning five centuries, Voxare has frequently worked with leading composers, including Publitzer Prize winners Ned Rorem and David Del Tredici. This season, Voxare performs works by living composers at its residencey series, DIG IT! New Music, at Teachers College, Columbia University. They will also do a residency at Dartmouth College, and perform a series of concerts for Columbia’s University’s Lunchtime Series featuring works of Barber, Copland, Ives, and Thomson.
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. Voxare can be heard on the soundtracks of several films shown at festivals such as Sundance and Tribeca. Future season highlights include the release of a Naxos recording of the quartets of Daron Hagen (including a new quartet written for Voxare), and a month-long tour of the UK.
Tickets for the concert are $25 per person, $20 for members. Tickets are available for purchase at the SPI Visitors Center, Paragraphs Book Store, Designer Consigner, or online at www.elpaseoarts.org.