Saturday, April 4, 2020, 7:30 PM
Moss Arts Center, 190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg, VA 24061
Street and Davis Performance Hall, Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre
Category A $45 | Category B $35 | Category C $20
$10 students with ID and youth 18 and under, 20%-30% subscription discounts available
“Powerfully adept... with a combination of brilliance and subtlety...” —San Francisco Chronicle
The Telegraph Quartet—Eric Chin and Joseph Maile, violin; Pei-Ling Lin, viola; and Jeremiah Shaw, cello—formed in 2013 with an equal passion for standard and contemporary chamber music repertoire. The quartet was awarded the prestigious 2016 Walter W. Naumburg Chamber Music Award and the Grand Prize at the 2014 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, and has performed in New York City’s Carnegie Hall, San Francisco’s Herbst Theatre, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s Chamber Masters Series, as well as at festivals such as the Chautauqua Institute, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, and the Emilia Romagna Festival.
This performance will include Haydn’s String Quartet in F Major, op. 77, no. 2; Alban Berg’s String Quartet, op. 3; and Benjamin Britten’s String Quartet no. 2 in C Major, op. 36.
The San Fransisco Chronicle describes the young quartet's "soulfulness, tonal beauty, and intelligent attention to detail ... an incredibly valuable addition to the cultural landscape."
The quartet has collaborated with cellists Norman Fischer and Bonnie Hampton; violinist Ian Swensen; pianist Simone Dinnerstein; and the Henschel Quartett. A fervent champion of 20th- and 21st-century repertoire, the Telegraph Quartet has premiered works by John Harbison, Robert Sirota, and Richard Festinger. In 2018 the quartet released its debut album, Into the Light, featuring works by Anton Webern, Britten, and Leon Kirchner on the Centaur label.
Based in the San Francisco Bay area, the quartet is currently on the chamber music faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as its quartet-in-residence and has given master classes at the conservatory’s Collegiate and Pre-College Divisions, through the Morrison Artist Series at San Francisco State University, and abroad at the Taipei National University of the Arts and National Taiwan Normal University.
This performance in supported in part by gifts from the Chachra-Klinedinst family and Intimate Voices.