Performance: PUBLIQuartet

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Saturday, February 11, 2023, 7:30 PM

Street and Davis Performance Hall, Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre
Moss Arts Center
Blacksburg, VA

Vijay Iyer: Dig the Say
Fats Waller/Curtis Stewart: Pavement Pounding Rose
MIND | THE | GAP: Improvisations on Ornette Coleman, Alice Coltrane, Ida Cox, Betty Davis, Tina Turner, and Antonín Dvořák’s American Quartet
Rhiannon Giddens: At the Purchaser's Option

For this performance, Grammy-nominated PUBLIQuartet thoughtfully ponders “What is American?” through a musical kaleidoscope of composers and diverse genres that make up America’s rich musical history. The program includes works by Vijay Iyer and Jessie Montgomery, the music of Ornette Coleman and Duke Ellington, and a reimagination of Dvořák’s American Quartet, in which the composer’s original melodies meet PUBLIQuartet’s blues, jazz, and rock-inflected improvisations.

Bursting with rockstar energy, PUBLIQuartet is changing the perception of string quartets with its creative, interactive programming and modern interpretation of chamber music. Dedicated to presenting new works for string quartet, the ensemble promotes emerging composers, digging into utterly fresh music — from classical, jazz, and electronic, to world and improvised music.

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Performance: PUBLIQuartet
  • 190 Alumni Mall
  • Blacksburg, VA 24061
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  • Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech
  • Category A $45; Category B $35; Category C $20; $10 students with ID and youth 18 and under