Jacaranda is waiving admission to its next concert, on March 8 at 8 p.m., in honor of its 10th anniversary. This free “Continental Harmony” concert will be devoted entirely to the Lyris Quartet, playing 20th-century American string quartet repertoire spanning 80 years.
Lyris will open with their debut performance of the String Quartet No. 2 by Charles Ives (1911-13), followed by a Jacaranda signature work from 1973, String Quartet No. 4, “Amazing Grace,” by Ben Johnston. String Quartet No. 5 by Philip Glass (1991), a Lyris specialty, will be followed by String Quartet No. 3 by Erich Wolfgang Korngold.
The Lyris Quartet marks its third season as the resident ensemble for the critically acclaimed series Jacaranda: Music at the Edge. The individual members of the quartet — Alyssa Park (violin), Luke Maurer (viola), Timothy Loo (cello) and Shalini Vijayan (violin) — have won top prizes at such competitions as the Tchaikovsky International Competition and Aspen Music Festival and collaborated with renowned artists and composers. They have appeared throughout North America, Europe and Asia in a diverse range of ensembles including Grammy-nominated groups Absolute Ensemble and Southwest Chamber Music.
The UCLA Music Library will host this free concert, underwritten by the UCLA Music Library’s Christine and Hugo Davise Fund for Contemporary Music, at UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall, 445 Charles E. Young Drive East, LA 90024. Reservations are strongly recommended. To RSVP and for more information, please visit www.JacarandaMusic.org or call (213) 483-0216.