Cypress Calls on Composer Elena Ruehr

January 2010

The Cypress String Quartet has announced a literary twist for its 11th annual Call and Response program, which calls on contemporary composers to respond to a masterwork. The concert on February 26 will feature Boston composer Elena Ruehr's work based on Ann Patchett's novel Bel Canto. Also on the program will be Mozart's String Quartet in D major, K. 575, and Schubert's String Quartet No. 14 in D minor ("Death and the Maiden"). Around the time of the performance, the Cypresses will release an album of Ruehr's string quartets Nos. 1, 3, and 4, which they commissioned in 2005.