Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 8:00pm
Rain Date: Wednesday, August 11 at 8:00pm
Applauded by The Washington Post as “a perfect encapsulation of today’s trends in chamber music,” and by The New Yorker as “independent-minded,” the GRAMMY nominated PUBLIQuartet’s modern interpretation of chamber music makes them one of the most dynamic artists of their generation. Dedicated to presenting new works for string quartet, PUBLIQuartet rose on the music scene as winner of the 2013 Concert Artists Guild’s New Music/New Places award, and in 2019 garnered Chamber Music America’s prestigious Visionary Award for outstanding and innovative approaches to contemporary classical, jazz, and world chamber music. PQ’s genre-bending programs range from 20th century masterworks to newly commissioned pieces, alongside re-imaginations of classical works featuring open-form improvisations that expand the techniques and aesthetic of the traditional string quartet.
Bring your own chairs and refreshments and enjoy live entertainment atop the Morris Museum’s elevated parking deck. Stunning sunsets, social distance, and glorious live music combine for a series of unforgettable evenings. Face coverings are required for patrons who are not fully vaccinated.
- Marvin Gaye (1939-1984) – “What’s Going On” (1971), arr. PUBLIQuartet 5′
- Duke Ellington (1899-1974) – “Come Sunday” from Black, Brown, and Beige (1942) 5′
- Jessie Montgomery (b. 1981) – Break Away (2013) 12′
- PUBLIQuartet – MIND | THE | GAP: Reflections on Beauty (2019)
honoring the life and legacy of Madam C.J. Walker 15′
- PUBLIQuartet – MIND | THE | GAP: What Is American? (2016) improvisations on Antonin Dvorak’s “American” Quartet (Op. 96)
All blocks are $50 for an 8’x8′ block which accommodates up to 2 patrons. Patrons are welcome to arrive as early as 6:30 PM to set up and enjoy the evening sun.
Buy a package of eight or more concerts and get early access season wide! All processing fees are waived for package buyers.
Groups that are purchasing five or more blocks for one performance will also have advance access and the option of having a designated pre-performance area to host a reception.
To purchase tickets over the phone, call the box office at 973-971-3706.
Photo courtesy of Lelaine Foster.