Please join us this Saturday 10th Aug for an evening of 20th & 21st century classics for string quartet.

6:30 pm Pre-concert talk  - highly recommended

7:30 pm Concert A’ali’ikuhonua Creative Arts Center at Seabury Hall, 480 Olinda Rd.,  Makawao

String Quartet: Leading musicians from San Francisco Symphony -  Sarn Oliver, Mariko Smiley, violins,  David Kim, viola, and Sebastien Gingras cello . The program contains 20th century ‘classics’ by Stravinsky and Shostakovich,  a work by Ebb & Flow Art’s Honorary President, Dr. George Walker (www.georgetwalker.com) – the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize in Music, and world premieres by a member of the group, Sarn Oliver, composer and violinist (www.sarnoliver.com)  Some interesting notes:

  • Stravinsky (www.igorstravinsky.com) wrote his ground-breaking “Three Pieces” for string quartet in 1914.
  • Shostakovich(http://shostakovich.hilwin.nl)) wrote his “String Quartet #8” in 1960. This work is often called autobiographical because Shostakovich used a theme based on the first letters of his name.  He also dedicated the work: ‘In Remembrance of the Victims of Fascism and War’.
  • Violinist Sarn Oliver offers two premieres of his music: “Transparency and Transcendance”, and “Undertow” (for electric string quartet).
  • The second movement of George Walker’s “String Quartet #1” (1946) is his best known piece, sometimes called “Lyric” for strings.

The concert is presented and sponsored by Ebb & Flow Arts: www.ebbandflowarts.org and ebbandflowarts2013@gmail.com. Note: the entire event (pre-concert talk & concert) is FREE. As usual, do stay around to meet the musicians afterwards.

Warm regards, Anne Ku