We are delighted to making our Miller Theatre debut this season with three works that are especially personal to us. We commissioned George Lewis's String Quartet No. 1.5: "Experiments in Living" for the monumental Ear Taxi Festival in Chicago in 2016, and audiences have been gasping for breath while listening to it ever since. Like a microscope constantly refocusing its lenses on a Romantic-era chord progression, Eliza Brown's String Quartet No. 1 appears on our first album, Chambers. Rounding out the program is Augusta Read Thomas's effervescent CHI, embodying Eastern concepts of energy and featured on the composer's Nimbus Records release in November of 2017.
George Lewis: String Quartet No. 1.5: "Experiments in Living" (2016)
Eliza Brown: String Quartet No.1 (2011/2013) (NY premiere)
Augusta Read Thomas: CHI (2017) (NYC premiere)