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American String Quartet premieres Robert Sirota’s American Pilgrimage

September 23, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The American String Quartet gives the world premiere of composer Robert Sirota’s second string quartet, American Pilgrimage, in a free concert that also features Haydn’s String Quartet in G Major, Op. 76.1, and Beethoven’s String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59.3.

The American String Quartet commissioned Sirota to write American Pilgrimage after championing his first string quartet, Triptych, written as an impassioned response to the 9/11 tragedy. American Pilgrimage is conceived as a companion piece to Triptych: a celebration of the beauty, pathos, and variety of both our geography and culture. The raw material is drawn from four sources: Protestant hymnody, Gospel music, Native American songs, and jazz. Sirota describes the work as an effort to “capture a glimpse of the epic quality of our country – the awesome diversity of its landscape and its people.” ASQ’s commission for American Pilgrimage was partially funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Free

Presented by Manhattan School of Music

Details

Date:
September 23, 2016
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Venue

Greenfield Hall, Manhattan School of Music
120 Claremont Ave
New York, New York 10027

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