Gregg Kallor and the Attacca Quartet
Monday, June 5, 2017Get Tickets
“We are living in a golden age of string quartets...it’s hard to disagree when you
hear the vibrant young players in New York’s Attacca Quartet.”
"At home in both jazz and classical forms, [Kallor] writes music of unaffected emotional directness."
- The New York Times
Composer/pianist Gregg Kallor teams up with the Attacca Quartet for the world premiere of Kallor's new piano quintet, commissioned by The Classical Recording Foundation and funded by a gift from Linda and Stuart Nelson. This is one of a number of recent commissions for Kallor, including his acclaimed monodrama based on Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart as well as a new work for string orchestra commissioned by Town Hall Seattle. The Attacca Quartet are one of the fastest-rising quartets playing currently, with a style, energy and charisma entirely their own. Said The Washington Post: “they may be a relatively young ensemble, but already they come very close to epitomizing the string quartet ideal...Mastery like this is scarce enough in quartets that have played together for decades”
The first series of its kind for the Sheen Center presents some of the greatest music ever written performed in fresh and exciting ways, including unique collaborations, by renowned young musicians.