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Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 4pm

Applauded by The Washington Post as “a perfect encapsulation of today’s trends in chamber music,” PUBLIQuartet’s creative, interactive programming presents contemporary works, original compositions, and improvisations expanding the role of the string quartet. In 2019 the group received their first Grammy nomination for their sophomore album, Freedom & Faith, cementing them as one of the premiere new music groups of our time. They served as artist-in-residence at top institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and National Sawdust and appeared at a wide variety of venues and festivals, from Carnegie Hall and the Newport Jazz Festival to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert


Artist Website: http://www.publiquartet.com


What Is American?

“What is American?” thoughtfully ponders this question through a musical
kaleidoscope of composers and diverse genres that make up America’s rich
musical history. Featuring our MIND | THE | GAP reimagination of Dvorak’s
“American” Quartet, in which the composer’s original melodies meet PQ’s
blues, jazz and rock-inflected improvisations, this program also includes works by
Duke Ellington, Vijay Iyer, and Ornette Coleman, connecting the dots to
illuminate the past, present, and future of American music.


Dig The Say (2012) Vijay Iyer
Curtis Stewart Pavement Pounding Rose (1929 / 2019) Fats Waller
MIND | THE | GAP: Free Radicals (2021)
Improvisations on “Law Years” and “Street Woman” by Ornette Coleman
MIND | THE | GAP: Wild Women Don’t Get the Blues (2021)
Improvisations on the music of Alice Coltrane, Ida Cox, Betty Davis, and Tina Turner
Come Sunday (1942) Duke Ellington
MIND | THE | GAP: What is American? (2016)
Improvisations on Antonin Dvorak’s “American” Quartet (Op. 96)

 Program is subject to change


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