Welcome back to the Cypress Quartet blog!
Almost halfway through 2009, we have a lot to report - thanks for checking in!
This season has taken us to the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. where we performed the World Premiere of Kevin Puts' Lento assai on instruments from the Library's Cremonese Instruments collection; to Hertz Hall on the UC Berkeley campus for our Cal Performances debut; to Herbst Theatre in San Francisco for the West Coast premiere of Lento assai... Those are just a few highlights, without even mentioning our awesome south Florida tour, our string of successful Inspired by America concerts, and our fantastic residencies at Lebanon Valley College, Chamber Music Monterey Bay, Chamber Music Society of Detroit, Chamber Music Tulsa, and the Montalvo Arts Center.
Click here to view our calendar for more of what's next...
We have just received in the mail the first of three commissions for the 2009-2010 season: new works by composers Joseph Landers (Heritage Concerts, Montevallo AL), Elena Ruehr (Call & Response 2010), and Pablo Furman (a Quartet Concerto for the CSQ and the San Jose Chamber Orchestra).
Click here to read up on the first 10 years of our Call & Response commissioning project.
Finally, later this year we will be releasing two new discs of music by Benjamin Lees (on Naxos, in July) and Beethoven (on our own label, in late August).
Click here to find out more about those and other recordings that are out and available for purchase today!