Quince Ensemble featuring “The Best Place for This” by LJ White

  • April 3, 2018 • 7:30 PM
  • Pillsbury Theatre, 560 Music Center

$15 – General Admission
$12 – Seniors/WU Faculty & Staff
$10 – Youth and Students
Washington University students are free with ID.

Purchase Tickets

 

With the precision and flexibility of modern chamber musicians, Quince Ensemble specializes in experimental repertoire that is changing the paradigm of contemporary vocal music. Described as “the Anonymous 4 of new music” by Opera News, Quince continually pushes the boundaries of traditional vocal ensemble literature.

As dedicated advocates of new music, Quince regularly commissions new works, providing a wider exposure for the music of living composers. They recently received a Chamber Music America award to commission a new song cycle by Chicago-based composer, LJ White, and will be releasing their 3rd studio album on New Focus Recordings in Spring 2018.

In 2016, Quince was featured on the KODY Festival Lublin, Poland in collaboration with David Lang and Beth Morrison Projects. They have also appeared on the Outpost Concert Series, the Philip Glass: Music with Friends concert at the Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, Alia Musica, and the SONiC Festival in New York.  During the 2017-18 season, they will collaborate with Third Angle New Music, Philadelphia’s Bowerbird, Washington University in St. Louis, MO, Lawrence University, Cornish University, Tigue, Man Forever, and Tenth Intervention.

Comprised of vocalists Elizabeth Pearse (soprano), Kayleigh Butcher (mezzo soprano), Amanda DeBoer Bartlett (soprano), and Carrie Henneman Shaw (soprano), Quince thrives on unique musical challenges and genre-bending contemporary repertoire.

photo credit: Aleksandr Karjaka at Karjaka Studios