What better way to celebrate the 4th of July than with a concert of American chamber music? Join us at the spectacular Lakewold Gardens for a delightful summer program. Among the works featured are an eccentric string quartet written by Benjamin Franklin when he lived in Paris, a string quartet by minimalist composer Philip Glass based on his film score to the movie Bent, a string quartet representing the immigrant experience in Dvorák’s “American” String Quartet, and a string quartet written by gifted African-American composer Florence Price.
To perform all of this great music, the Second City Chamber Series is pleased to present for the first time, the Skyros Quartet, an ensemble from our own Pacific Northwest. The exciting Skyros Quartet, comprised of violinists Sarah Pizzichemi and Brandon Vance, violist Justin Kurys, and cellist Willie Braun, has performed at Benaroya Hall as part of the Seattle Chamber Music Society, as well as the Aspen Music Festival, the Sunflower Music Festival and the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society in Ontario, Canada.
"[The Skyros Quartet] takes to each piece with a ravishing, articulate, sonically appealing approach that has passion more than sentiment, fully coherent phrasing and a sort of introspective reading."
-- Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review
Click Below to hear the Skyros Quartet play the Mendelssohn F minor string quartet!