Water courses through this program, in turn symbolizing life, death, flowing motion, peaceful repose and raging violence. Five unique compositional voices guide us on a visionary journey from the fragmentary, lost idylls of Thomas Adès, to the pulsing waves of Philip Glass.
Thomas Adès: Arcadiana
Yu-Hui Chang: Mind Like Water
Franghiz Ali-Zadeh: Oasis
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Quartet No. 9 (“Last Ground”)
Philip Glass: String Quartet No. 5
For a free opportunity to listen to the Lydian Quartet, come to the Ann E. Pitzer Center at 12 noon on Thursday, February 22, in an hour-long program of works by UC Davis graduate student composers including Josiah Catalan, Daniel Godsil, Aida Shirazi, FangWei Luo, and Chris Castro.
Also, the Lydian Quartet will perform Schubert’s Rosamunde String Quartet in the Shrem Museum in another free program at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 24.