Originally broadcast at 4 p.m. EDT Monday, August 10, 2020.
Applauded by The Washington Post as “a perfect encapsulation of today’s trends in chamber music,” and by The New Yorker as “independent-minded,” 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. PUBLIQuartet’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.
This beloved series has moved online so that we can bring you great music from Chautauqua and around the world, right into your home. Chamber artists will be performing live and pre-recorded concerts, all curated especially for our Chautauqua audience and community. Performances will last approximately 40 minutes, followed by 20 minutes of conversation with hosts Deborah Sunya Moore, Vice President of Performing and Visual Arts, and Timothy Muffitt, School of Music Artistic Director.
This series is made possible by Bruce W. and Sarah Hagen McWilliams.
About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.