It's an honor to include the Pulitzer Prize-winning Bernard Rands in the killer stable of composers for our Mobile Miniatures project. He's worked with countless top artists, lauded in the press and received countless awards. But, the most exciting part of working with him on this project is to experience his great sensitivity to line and poetic sensibilities as we develop his miniature musical moment.
2014 marks Bernard's 80th birthday, and we also have performances of his Second String Quartet to look forward to. This is a finely sculpted piece with a great understanding of the quartet as a medium. To hear a masterful composer in full command of a genre and wringing deep expression from string instruments, take a listen. We can't wait to learn it!