Voxare meets MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA
"Played with precision and passion." -New York Times
7pm October 25th, 26th @ High Concept Laboratories
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Voxare String Quartet comes to HCL to play Soviet Modernist Music to accompany Dziga Vertov’s 1929 groundbreaking silent film, Man with a Movie Camera. Documenting urban life in Soviet cities, citizens are captured from dawn til dusk in all aspects of life- mundane, athletic, dangerous, breathtaking. Music to accompany the film, selected by Voxare, will include works by Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Mosolov, and Prokofiev.
“The Voxare Quartet is half Russian, half Chicagoan, 100 percent Juilliardian and 400 percent young, enthusiastic, blessed with individual great instrumental skills” (Concertonet). “Incisive and deeply moving” (Strad Magazine), the New York City based “excellent Voxare String Quartet” (The New Yorker) formed in 2008 and has since received critical praise for its inventive programming, technical prowess, attention to detail, and passionate performances. Praised as being one of the most brilliant and versatile quartets of its generation, The New York Times recently declared that Voxare “played with precision and passion,” and has on numerous occasions chosen Voxare as its Classical Pick of the Week. Voxare is a frequent performer at Bargemusic in New York City where the quartet has been quartet-in-residence. Voxare has been featured live on Soundcheck WNYC and its concerts broadcast on WQXR. Voxare performs works by living composers at its residency series, DIG IT! New Music, at Teachers College, Columbia University, and will be in residence at Dartmouth this coming season. Voxare has studied with the Juilliard String Quartet at its String Quartet Seminar and with the Kronos Quartet through Carnegie Hall. Future season highlights include the release of a Naxos recording of the quartets of Daron Hagen (including a new quartet written for Voxare), and a month-long tour of the UK.
Check out more at High Concept Laboratories. HCL collaborates with Chicago-area artists and performers to foster the creation and development of new works. By working as a producing partner, HCL provides space, resources, capacity-building, and administrative support to projects of merit – supporting every step of the creative process from creation and development to presentation and performance. HCL also curates classes, screenings, charlas, and other events for the community.