American composer George Walker's First String Quartet journeys through melodies filled with inventive and daring sonic colors. One of Duke Ellington's most beloved songs, "Sophisticated Lady," is reimagined in an arrangement for string quartet. With brazen musical outbursts and innovative instrumentation, Schubert's Death and the Maiden quartet and Haydn's String Quartet in A Major challenge traditional notions of the form. After the concert, experience works by American artists who pushed the boundaries of art during their time.
Performed by the Lincoln Quartet.