Vienna’s famed Hugo Wolf Quartet will perform the world premiere of Ralf Yusuf Gawlick's Imagined Memories in a concert presented by composers Julian Wachner and Ralf Yusuf Gawlick at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall. Gawlick describes At the still point of the turning world as a meditation “on time and existence through the movement towards/around/away from the still point, the one end that is itself timeless.” In his Imagined Memories, he “delves into dimensions of memory in an intimate musical memoir.” Wachner’s An October Garden explores what the composer calls “the inherent joy and drama of the life-cycle,” and his Improvisations "celebrates the vitality of the creative impulse through the ephemeral.”
An October Garden (NY Premiere) - JULIAN WACHNER
Improvisations - JULIAN WACHNER
Imagined Memories (World Premiere) - RALF YUSUF GAWLICK
At the still point of the turning world (NY Premiere) - RALF YUSUF GAWLICK
Washington Master Chorale Chamber Choir
Thomas Colohan, Conductor
Melissa Baker, Flute
Eileen Mack, Clarinet
Wen Yang, Double Bass
Julian Wachner, Piano
Hugo Wolf Quartet
·· Sebastian Gürtler, Violin
·· Régis Bringolf, Violin
·· Subin Lee, Viola
·· Florian Berner, Cello
Rafael Popper-Keizer, Cello
ABOUT THE HUGO WOLF QUARTET
For 20 years already, the Hugo Wolf Quartet has been a fixture on the international chamber music scene and has fascinated audiences around the globe. Through training with the Alban Berg, Smetana, Amadeus and LaSalle Quartets, and also with Ferenc Rados, the ensemble laid the cornerstone for a highly successful career together. Founded in Vienna in 1993, the Hugo Wolf Quartet soon won such coveted awards as the Special Prize of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the European Chamber Music Prize, followed by the International String Quartet Competition in Cremona in 1995 – the same year that the ensemble made its debut in the Wiener Konzerthaus. In 1998, Vienna’s Musikverein and Konzerthaus elected the four as Rising Stars. Since then, the quartet has regularly performed in Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, London’s Wigmore Hall, New York’s Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, and Berlin’s Philharmonie, as well as at the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival, the Colmar Festival, La folle journée de Nantes and the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg.
Numerous compositions have been written for, and premiered by, the Hugo Wolf Quartet – like Friedrich Cerha’s String Quartet No. 4, Johannes Maria Staud’s “Dichotomie,” and „K´in“, string quartets by Erich Urbanner, Dirk D´Ase and Otto M. Zykan, and a quartet and octet by jazz guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel.
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Weill Recital Hall
57th Street and Seventh Avenue, Manhattan
Entrance near 154 West 57th Street