All Terrain String Festival: Bolcom 4 x 4 Mar 31 7:30 pm Buy Tickets

MARCH 31 - APRIL 2, 2017

A jam-packed festival celebrating the depth and breadth of string quartet composition and performance, featuring four of the world’s most diverse and celebrated quartets performing works by classic and modern composers. Featured composer William Bolcom and the stellar playing of The Shanghai Quartet are featured at every performance.

All Terrain String Festival: Bolcom 4 x 4

A jam-packed festival celebrating the depth and breadth of string quartet composition and performance, featuring four of the world’s most diverse and celebrated quartets performing works by classic and modern composers. Beloved American composer William Bolcom and the stellar playing of The Shanghai Quartet are featured at every performance.

The Harlem Quartet All Terrain String Festival: Bolcom 4 x 4 Mar 31 7:30 pm Buy Tickets

The Harlem Quartet opens the festival with an evening of classic and jazzier quartet fare, performing works by Mozart, Dizzy Gillespie, Hernandez, Valdes, Bolcom, and Golijov. Special appearances by John Patitucci and The Shanghai Quartet.

Chiara String Quartet All Terrain String Festival: Bolcom 4 x 4 Apr 1 5:00 pm Buy Tickets

The brilliant young Chiara String Quartet, known for playing without sheet music, performs works by Jefferson Friedman, Gabriela Lena Frank, and William Bolcom.  With special guest The Shanghai Quartet.

NJ/NY Premiere Arditti Quartet All Terrain String Festival: Bolcom 4 x 4 Apr 1 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

In a rare U.S. appearance, the celebrated Arditti Quartet performs Bolcom’s Eighth Quartet and, with Eliot Fisk on guitar, the NY/NJ Premiere of Wolfgang Rihm’s Guitar Quartet and Elliott Carter’s String Quartet No. 5, which was composed specifically for Arditti. The Shanghai Quartet joins the Arditti Quartet to perform Chaya Czernowin's Anea Crystal.

World Premiere The Shanghai Quartet All Terrain String Festival: Bolcom 4 x 4 Apr 2 3:00 pm Buy Tickets

The All Terrain String Festival concludes with The Shanghai Quartet performing the world premiere of Willam Bolcom's 12th Quartet, commissioned by Peak Performances.

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