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09.22.2017

Escher String Quartet Performs with Grammy-Winning Classical Guitarist Jason Vieaux

Escher String Quartet Performs with Grammy-Winning Classical Guitarist Jason Vieaux at Soka Performing Arts Center

Aliso Viejo, CA – Escher String Quartet and Jason Vieaux perform at Soka Performing Arts Center on Sunday, October 22, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. Single tickets are $40 for adults; $32 for students, seniors, and active military families; and $29 each for groups of 10 or more. Purchase tickets online at PerformingArts.Soka.edu or by calling 949-480-4ART (4278).

Acclaimed for their profound musical insight and rare tonal beauty, the Escher String Quartet “hold[s] the listener spellbound from first bar to last” (BBC Music Magazine). Program includes Mozart’s Quartet in B-flat Major, K. 458; Thomas Adès’s Arcadiana; J.S. Bach’s three movements from Lute Suite No. 1, BWV 996; Jobim/Dyens’s A Felicidade; Ellington/Vieaux’s In a Sentimental Mode; and Boccherini’s Guitar Quintet in D Major, G. 448 Fandango.

The Escher String Quartet has received acclaim for its profound musical insight and rare tonal beauty. A former BBC New Generation Artist, the quartet has performed at the BBC Proms at Cadogan Hall and is a regular guest at Wigmore Hall. In its home town of New York, the ensemble serves as Artists of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, this season presenting the complete Zemlinsky Quartets Cycle in a concert streamed live from the Rose Studio. In 2013, the quartet became one of the very few chamber ensembles to be awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. Named after the Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher for his interplay between individual components working together to form a whole, the Escher Quartet features Adam-Barnett Hart (violin), Aaron Boyd (violin), Pierre LaPointe (viola), and Brook Speltz (cello).

Grammy-winner Vieaux, “among the elite of today’s classical guitarists” (Gramophone), is “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation” (NPR). His most recent solo album, Play, won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo. In June 2014, NPR Music named “Zapateado” from the album as one of its 50 Favorite Songs of 2014 (So Far). Vieaux has earned a reputation for putting his expressiveness and virtuosity at the service of a remarkably wide range of music, and his schedule of performing, teaching, and recording commitments is distinguished throughout the United States and abroad.

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