Rhythm & Texture
It’s all about rhythm and texture in this exciting program by Acacia Quartet. Starting with Osvaldo Golijov’s haunting Tenebrae, we are transported above the planet, seeing Earth as a beautiful blue sphere. Beautiful, pulsating textures are carefully threaded with haunting melodies. Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 7 is dedicated to his first wife and shows all the emotion and heightened drama of Shostakovich’s best work — nervous energy and rapid pulses next to hypnotic lyrical passages.
Lyle Chan’s Andante Moderato, a world premiere, is more subtle and subdued, followed Javier Alvarez’s Metro Chabacano - a dedication to one of Mexico City’s subway stations.
And lastly, an inspired finale with Ravel’s work, String Quartet in F, composed in 1903.