“A new force of vocal excellence and innovation.” —The Brooklyn Rail
Comprised of vocalists Liz Pearse (soprano), Kayleigh Butcher (mezzo-soprano), Amanda DeBoer Bartlett (soprano) and Carrie Henneman Shaw (soprano), Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble thrives on unique musical challenges and a genre-bending repertoire.
With the precision and flexibility of modern chamber musicians, Quince continually pushes the boundaries of traditional vocal ensemble literature, and serves as dedicated advocates of new music. They recently received a Chamber Music America award to commission a new song cycle by composer LJ White, and will be releasing an album of New Focus Recordings in early 2017.
In 2016, Quince was featured on the KODY Festival Lublin, Poland, in collaboration with David Lang and Beth Morrison Productions. They have also appeared on the Outpost Concert Series, the Philip Glass: Music with Friends concert at the Issue Project Room in Brooklyn and the SONiC Festival in New York. During the 2016–17 season, they will collaborate with Eighth Blackbird and Third Coast Percussion on performances of Music for 18 Musicians by Steve Reich, and will be presented at the Ear Taxi and Frequency festivals in Chicago.
$25, CMA members $22
Warren Enström, hushers (2014)
Joe Clark, not merely bad or broken (2016)
Laura Steenberge, Excerpts from The Four Winds (2015)
Dave Reminick, Shoshana (2013)
Cara Haxo, Three Erasures (2016)
Kaija Saariaho, Excerpts from From the Grammar of Dreams (1988)
David Lang, “i live in pain” from love fail (2013)
Gilda Lyons, Bone Needles (2006)
Jennifer Jolley, Excerpts from Prisoner of Conscience (2015)
Andres Carrizo, Selections from Trance Formations II: Vociferations (2016)
Giacinto Scelsi, Sauh IV (1973)
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