New Strings

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New Strings is a concert dedicated to the exploration of the string quartet in all its facets. Economical but lush, traditional but often avant-garde, the string quartet is unique among ensembles in its ability to embody a composer's vision in distilled form. For this reason, the string quartet has historically been a proving-ground for composers eager to voice their ideas. In New Strings, the members of the Los Angeles Composers Collective take on this challenge with the help of the young and brilliant Fiato Quartet, proving once again that the string quartet can be fresh, relevant, and unexpected. 

Taking place at Human Resources LA, one of the city's newest performance art spaces in Chinatown, this concert features new works by:

Matthew Allen

Jon Brenner

Alicia Byer

Carlos Carlos

Derek Dobbs

Gregory Lenczycki

Max Mueller

Tu Nguyen

Nicholas White

The members of Fiato Quartet are Carrie Kennedy (violin), Ina Veli (violin), Erik Rynearson (guest violist), and Ryan Sweeney (cello). 

The Fiato Quartet was formed in 2008. The members of Fiato hold degrees in music performance from the Colburn School, University of Southern California, Rice University, Northwestern University, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. The musicians of Fiato currently have active concert careers throughout Southern California. They are members of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony, Long Beach Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony, New West Symphony, and Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra.

Fiato has performed on many chamber music series in the Los Angeles area including The Music Guild, South Pasadena Library’s Restoration Concert Series, LA Musical Salon, UCLA’s Henry Bruman Chamber Music Festival, Live at the Lounge, Glendale’s Music at Noon, LA City College’s Music 152, Pasadena Presbyterian’s Music at Noon, Huntington Garden’s “Music in the Rose Garden,” and the Wine and Wheels series. In August of 2012, Fiato toured Costa Rica as part of the Festival De Musica Credomatic with performances in Guanacaste, San Jose, Hacienda Pinilla, and Villa Caletas. As of 2012, Fiato Quartet is an official ensemble of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

May 25th, 2014, 7pm

Human Resources Los Angeles

410 Cottage Home St, Los Angeles, CA 90012