The American String Quartet with Tom Sleigh & Phil Kay

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In a unique and timely program, the American String Quartet performs iconic pieces created in response to war, featuring Bach, Barber, Bartok and Shostakovich, in rotation with poems and short stories written and presented by National Book Award–winning author and US Marine veteran, Phil Klay and award-winning poet and war correspondent, Tom Sleigh. In this groundbreaking program, entitled “Personal Reflections of War: In Words and Music,” the artists examined the effects of war on individuals– their hearts, minds and souls.

Internationally recognized as one of the world’s finest ensembles, the American String Quartet has spent decades honing the luxurious sound for which it is famous. The Quartet celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014, and, in its years of touring, has performed in all fifty states and has appeared in the most important concert halls worldwide.

May contain strong language and mature themes.

Performance Date: February 9, 2018

Categories: 2017-2018 Season, Classical Music, Orchestra, World Music