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Rolston String Quartet

July 26 | 7:00 pm

photo credit: Ben Gibbs

A Broyhill Chamber Series Event

Sponsored by McDonald’s of Boone

Rolston String Quartet:
Luri Lee, violin
Jason Issokson, violin
Hezekiah Leung, viola
Peter Eom, cello

With their debut album Souvenirs, an all-Tchaikovsky release that was named Recording of the Year by BBC Music Magazine, the Rolston String Quartet continues to receive acclaim and recognition for their musical excellence. The quartet was awarded First Prize at the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition, and was the recipient in 2018 of Chamber Music America’s prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award. Other accolades include prizes in Astral Artists’ National Auditions and the Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition.

Program

String Quintet, Op. 33 No. 4                                         Joseph Haydn
i. Allegro Moderato
ii. Scherzo: Allegretto
iii. Largo
iv. Finale: Presto

Magic Gardens                                                              A. R. Thomas
i. Scherzo
ii. Celebration

String Quartet Op. 33 No. 2 “The Joke”                       Joseph Haydn
i. Allegro Moderato
ii. Scherzo: Allegro
iii. Largo
iv. Finale: Presto

String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135                    Ludwig van Beethoven
i. Allegretto
ii. Vivace
iii. Lento Assai, cantabile e tranquillo
iv. “Der schwer gefaßte Entschulß”. Grave, ma non troppo tratto

LOCATION: Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center, 813 Rivers St, Boone, NC 28608

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Box Office at theschaefercenter@appstate.edu or 800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046.

ACCOMMODATION STATEMENT: Appalachian is committed to providing an inclusive experience for individuals with disabilities. If accommodations are needed in order to fully participate on the basis of a disability, contact the Office of Disability Resources (828.262.3056). It is recommended that accommodation requests be made two weeks prior to the event.

TICKETS:

$30 Adults
Free – Children 12 and younger with purchase of adult ticket


CHAMBER SERIES PACKAGE*: $100 (SAVE $20)

Includes Maeve Gilchrist featuring Aizuri String Quartet & Kyle Sanna: The Harpweaver, Hayes School of Music Faculty Chamber Players, Imani Winds, Rolston String Quartet.
*(offer expires July 5)


SHOWTIME:
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 | 7pm
Doors open at 6pm

ABOUT ROLSTON STRING QUARTET

Luri Lee, violin
Jason Issokson, violin
Hezekiah Leung, viola
Peter Eom, cello

With their debut album Souvenirs, an all-Tchaikovsky release that was named Recording of the Year by BBC Music Magazine, the Rolston String Quartet continues to receive acclaim and recognition for their musical excellence. The quartet was awarded First Prize at the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition, and was the recipient in 2018 of Chamber Music America’s prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award. Other accolades include prizes in Astral Artists’ National Auditions and the Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition.

The Rolston String Quartet has performed at numerous important venues including Carnegie Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Freer Gallery in Washington, DC, and UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music; at chamber music societies in Calgary, Vancouver, Houston, Detroit, Phoenix, and Philadelphia; and in such European cities as Paris, Leipzig, Berlin, Lucerne, Heidelberg, Barcelona, and Graz. Notable artistic collaborators have included David Shifrin, Janina Fialkowska, Gary Hoffman, Nobuko Imai, Miguel da Silva, and the St. Lawrence and Dover string quartets. The quartet’s 2021-22 schedule includes concerts at Music Mountain (CT), Bay Chamber Concerts and the Collins Center for the Arts (ME), Chamber Music Raleigh (NC), Palm Beach State College (FL), Music at Kohl Mansion (CA), and the Doudna Fine Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University.

The quartet is an associated artist at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Waterloo, Belgium, and previously served as the Fellowship Quartet in Residence at the Yale School of Music. Previously, they were the graduate quartet-in-residence at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. They have also taught at the University of Toronto and the Bowdoin (ME) International Music Festival.

Their primary mentors include the Brentano Quartet, James Dunham, Norman Fischer, and Kenneth Goldsmith, and they have received additional guidance from the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Barry Shiffman, Miguel da Silva, and Alastair Tait.

The Rolston String Quartet was formed in the summer of 2013 at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s Chamber Music Residency. They take their name from Canadian violinist Thomas Rolston, founder and longtime director of the Music and Sound Programs at the Banff Centre. Luri Lee plays a Carlo Tononi violin, generously on loan from Shauna Rolston Shaw. The Rolston String Quartet is endorsed by Jagar Strings of Denmark.

The Rolston String Quartet is represented in the United States by New York-based Sciolino Artist Management.

photo: Ben Gibbs

ACCLAIM


“This beautifully recorded debut release confirms not only the Rolston String Quartet’s superb technical accomplishment and their impeccably blended sound, but also a maturity of interpretative approach that can only be achieved after long and patient engagement with the music.” — Erik Levi, classical-music.com

“They already belong to a generation of string players performing at a level difficult to imagine in generations past.” — Toronto Star

“Throughout the mesmerizing 20 minutes [in Ligeti’s String Quartet No. 1], the group’s attention to detail–sharply characterizing the composer’s neon effects—made an exhilarating landscape… The finale showed the group’s robust tone, flecked with tiny moments revealing the musicians’ innermost thoughts.” — The Strad

“The Rolston String Quartet performed with a maturity and cohesion rivaling the best string quartets in the world.” — Musical Toronto

“[The Rolston String Quartet] showed such delicacy, slender elasticity, impeccable intonation, and such eminent sense of tonal balance…This is a new bright star on the truly not empty string quartet sky of our day.” — Zuddeutsche Zeitung (Germany)

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July 26
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7:00 pm
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