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No Starch - Voxare String Quartet

January 10, 2013 | By The Phoenix Concerts
A one-hour program of contemporary works for string quartet: PROGRAM: Nico Muhly "Stride" / Terry Riley "G Song" / Mark Nowakowski "String Quartet No. 1, Songs of Forgiveness" / Led Zeppelin "Immigrant Song" / Daron Hagen "Snapshot #3: Virginia Countryside" / Radiohead "Street Spirit"

About Voxare String Quartet: “The gifted Voxare String Quartet” (The New York Times) formed in 2008 and has since received critical praise for its inventive programming, technical prowess, attention to detail, and passionate performances. As one of the most acclaimed and innovative young string quartets in the United States, The New York Times declared that Voxare plays “with such penetrating tone and lucid textures,” and has on numerous occasions chosen Voxare as its Classical Pick of the Week. Voxare’s performances have included appearances at Avery Fisher Hall with the New York Philharmonic, the Guggenheim Museum, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center. Voxare has had performing residences at Dartmouth College and Columbia University, among others; additionally, the quartet has been the prestigious quartet-in-residence at New York’s Bargemusic. Voxare has been featured live on Soundcheck WNYC and its concerts broadcast on WQXR. At its residency series, DIG IT! New Music, at Teachers College, Columbia University, Voxare performs works by living composers, bringing together a community of America’s leading composers, both emerging and established. Voxare’s unique performing activities earned the quartet Chamber Music America’s 2010 ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. Voxare’s debut CD, featuring the music of Daron Hagen, will be released by Naxos in 2013. For more information about Voxare, please visit: www.voxarequartet.com

About The Phoenix Concerts: THE PHOENIX CONCERTS advocates contemporary concert music of the broadest stylistic range, presenting programs that reflect the evolving nature of music in our time. Building from a core season of four concerts held on Manhattan's Upper West Side, hosted by the Church of St. Matthew & St. Timothy, The Phoenix Concerts' calendar has expanded to include collaborative events through partnerships with: Hudson Opera House; Lotte Lehmann Foundation; Salon Harlem; Seasons Music Festival; Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; and WUOL 90.5 FM, Louisville, Kentucky's Fine Arts Station, where series events have been re-broadcast to a listener base of over 40,000. The Phoenix Concerts' ongoing commissioning project, The Phoenix Commissions, has furthered the series' unwavering commitment to contemporary music. Since 2007, the project has commissioned, premiered, and hosted repeat performances of music by over thirty living composers, both emerging and established. Now celebrating its eighth season, The Phoenix Concerts has enjoyed the overwhelmingly positive support of a growing audience, drawing to its adventurously programmed events a fascinating mix of both new music specialists and uninitiated concertgoers while reaching out to new communities through co-presentations with partnering organizations, radio re-broadcasts, and a strong internet presence. Drawing from its core group of musicians — The Phoenix Players — the series' widely-varied concert events have established a strong basis for its continuing mission:

To offer excellent contemporary concert music of a broad stylistic range; to commission new works by emerging and established composers; and to remain committed to the inclusive nature of musical performance.

For more information about The Phoenix Concerts please visit: www.thephoenixconcerts.org

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