The Attacca Quartet present a special collaboration with the composer Caroline Shaw, who joins them on viola and vocals. The project is a joyful celebration of the connections of great music, both new and old.
Shaw: Five songs
Mendelssohn: Viola Quintet No.2 op 87 in B flat Major
Caroline Shaw is a New York-based musician — vocalist, violinist, composer, and producer — who performs in solo and collaborative projects. She was the youngest recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2013 for Partita for 8 Voices, written for the Grammy-winning Roomful of Teeth, of which she is a member. She has received commissions from Renée Fleming with Inon Barnatan, Dawn Upshaw with Sō Percussion and Gil Kalish, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s with John Lithgow, the Dover Quartet, the Calidore Quartet, Brooklyn Rider and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Passionate advocates of contemporary repertoire, the Quartet “became interested in Caroline because of her prolific and amazing string quartet output. Her sense of wonder and joy pours over her works, and we are so delighted to share them with the world.”
The Quartet’s next recording project will feature Shaw’s string quartets.
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