SPECIAL PROJECTS OVERVIEW
2012-13 CYPRESS SALON SERIES
Buy Tickets Now – May 10-12, 2013
The Cypress String Quartet Salon Series returns for the 2012-13 season, showcasing some of our favorite music by some of our favorite composers: Dvorak, Schubert, Mozart & Beethoven, Philippe Hersant and George Tsontakis. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to enjoy Cypress performances in intimate venues and to experience chamber music in its purest form.
In Berkeley, CSQ performs in the exquisite Pearson Theater at Meyer Sound (Fridays).
In San Francisco, CSQ performs in the dynamic 12 Gallagher Lane Gallery (Saturdays).
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CALL AND RESPONSE
Call & Response 2013 featured the World Premiere of a new work for Soprano and String Quartet by Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon, whose earlier String Quartet, Impressions, was commissioned by the Cypress for Call & Response 2003. Higdon’s latest is based on poetry of former American Poet Laureate, W.S. Merwin and carries the title “In the Shadow of Sirius.” The Cypress Quartet was joined onstage by soprano Christine Brandes for the performance.
Call & Response 2013
April 19, 2013, 8pm
7:15pm Pre-concert Talk with the composer
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INSPIRED BY AMERICA
Inspired by America is an innovative multimedia project exploring the collective experience that creates the American identity. Combining original film segments, insightful commentary, imagery, and elements of the finest American chamber music, Inspired by America creates a unique artistic, performance, and educational experience.
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The Cypress String Quartet is committed to exploring new music and traditional music in innovative ways, collaborating frequently with a growing number of unique artists, composers, and organizations.
While past collaborators include Leon Fleisher, Jon Nakamatsu, Awadagin Pratt, Gary Hoffman, Atar Arad, James Dunham, and Zuill Bailey, both longstanding and new relationships color the 2011-2012 season.
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