Sirius Quartet

Sirius Quartet

Thursday, February 28, 2019 . 8PM
Photo by Philip Nemenz
Principal People: 

Fung Chern Hwei, violin
Gregor Huebner, violin
Ron Lawrence, viola
Jeremy Harman, cello

Event Attributes

Venue: 
Estimated Length: 
This performance will last approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes

Internationally acclaimed veterans of contemporary music, Sirius Quartet creates unforgettable musical events that combine exhilarating repertoire with unequaled improvisational fire. The group’s forward-thinking,multi-genre approach includes collaborations in post-rock, avant-jazz and electronic music. Having premiered works by the likes of Phil Kline, Uri Caine and Richard Einhorn, Sirius pushes beyond the conventional vocabulary of string instruments with bold, original works by its own members, incorporating improvisation, extended techniques and undeniable grooves. These conservatory-trained performer/composers shine with precision, soul and a raw energy.

“Versatility and flair with lively improvisations…Driving rhythms and aggressive arpeggios were woven around an elusive cello melody in this engaging score.”  The New York Times

Program:

  • Jeremy Harman: More Than We Are
  • Fung Chern Hwei: 
    • Get in Line
    • Ceili
  • Radiohead, arr. Gregor Huebner: Knives Out
  • Gregor Huebner: New World, Nov. 9th, 2016
  • Jeremy Harman: Heal
  • Fung Chern Hwei: Beside the Point
  • Henry Purcell/Huebner: The Purcell Project
  • Jeremy Harman: Paths Become Lines
  • Lennon/McCartney, arr. Huebner: Eleanor Rigby