CMNW Presents: Catalyst Quartet, Uncovered

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Premieres Saturday, 2/13 • 7:00 pm PT.
Available through Saturday, 2/20 • 12:54 pm PT.

Join Co-Artistic Directors, Soovin Kim and Gloria Chien, series in Portland, Oregon, Chamber Music Northwest, for their online concert series!

The Catalyst Quartet combines a serious commitment to diversity, education, and contemporary works with virtuosic playing “reminiscent of great quartets of the past such as the Guarneri and Budapest” (Richmond Times). The quartet was founded by the Sphinx Organization, a social justice organization dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. In this concert, celebrate the music of important black composers Coleridge-Taylor, Price, and Perkinson with selections from the quartet’s upcoming CD release Uncovered, which strives to highlight works by classical composers previously overlooked because of their race or gender.

“Rhythmic energy, polyphonic clarity and tight ensemble-playing”

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR 5 Fantasiestücke for String Quartet, Op. 5
PRICE Five Folksongs in Counterpoint (1951)
PERKINSON String Quartet No. 1 “Calvary” (1956)

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