The Vega Quartet, quartet-in-residence of Emory University, will perform at Friday Musicale at 4pm. The concert is co-hosted by Prelude Chamber Music and Friday Musicale. Their program includes Beethoven, String Quartet Op. 74 “harp”, joined by William Ransom to perform the Dvorak Piano Quartet No. 2, Op. 81.
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The Vega String Quartet, Quartet-in-Residence at Emory University, is cultivating a new generation of chamber music lovers through dynamic performances and innovative community engagement. The New York Times raved that “[the Quartet’s] playing had a kind of clean intoxication to it, pulling the listener along…the musicians took real risks in their music making” and the L.A. Times praised their “triumphant L.A. debut.” They concertize both nationally and internationally, most recently in Baltimore, Chicago, Nashville, Sacramento, Berlin, San Miguel, and the Brahmssaal in Vienna’s Musikverein. The Quartet’s major performing projects at Emory have included performing the complete cycle of Beethoven quartets, as well as pairing Bach’s complete works for solo violin, viola and cello with the six Bartók quartets. They have also developed a series of “Jazz Meets Classics” programs, bringing the two genres together.
William Ransom is Professor of Piano at Emory University where he is Director of Piano Studies and founder and Artistic Director of the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta. A graduate of The Juilliard School of Music and the University of Michigan, Ransom is Artistic Director of the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival in North Carolina. In 2016, he was also named Artistic Director of Juneau Jazz & Classics, as well as one of Musical America Worldwide’s “30 Musical Innovators“.