Bettina Mussumeli, violin; Susan Freier, violin; Jodi Levitz, viola; Stephen Harrison, 'cello; Special Guest Miles Graber, piano
Julian Waterfall Pollack String Quartet co-commissioned with Telluride Music Festival
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky String Quartet No. 3 in E-flat minor, Op. 30
Dmitri Shostakovich Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57
Bay Area native Julian Waterfall Pollack is an accomplished composer and a consummate jazz artist whose love of classic standards, romantics and minimalism influence this new work written for the Ives Quartet. Because of its deeply felt and immediately popular Andante funebre, Tchaikovsky’s Third Quartet, written in memory of a colleague, was played in memorial performances for the composer himself. For Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet, a 1940 masterpiece drawing inspiration from Bach, our good friend Miles Graber will join IQ.