The Ying Quartet’s annual LifeMusic presentation of commissioned works will feature a new work by Richard Danielpour during the next Eastman-Ranlet Series concert on Sunday, Feb. 21.
Danielpour is one of the most sought-after contemporary composers and has been commissioned by some of the world’s leading music institutions, including the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the National Symphony, and others.
The Ying Quartet will give the first Rochester performance of his String Quartet No. 6, “Addio.” The program also includes Haydn’s Quartet in B-flat, op. 33, no. 4, and Mendelssohn’s Quartet in F Minor.
Tickets to the concert, at 3 p.m. in the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall, are $10 to $20 and are available in advance at the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra box office, 108 East Ave., by phone at 585-454-2100, or online at https://www.esm.rochester.edu/concerts/tickets.php.
LifeMusic is a multi-year commissioning project launched by the ensemble in 1999 to produce a distinctively American string quartet repertoire. Supported by the Institute for American Music, the project has introduced new quartets by a dozen composers.
The remaining concerts in this season’s Eastman-Ranlet Series feature the Ying Quartet performing Beethoven quartets on March 28 and the Orion String Quartet with Peter Serkin, piano, on April 11.
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Sunday, February 21
Eastman-Ranlet Series: Ying Quartet. Annual LifeMusic concert of commissioned work, featuring “Addio” by Richard Danielpour.
Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St.
Admission: $10 to $20; discount with UR or student ID. Available at the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra box office, 108 East Ave., by phone at 585-454-2100, or online at https://www.esm.rochester.edu/concerts/tickets.php