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Carnegie Hall Citywide: Catalyst Quartet

Sunday, November 17, 2019 4 PM Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library
Catalyst Quartet by Ricardo Quinones
The Catalyst Quartet—an ensemble known for its commitment to diversity and education—presents a program that celebrates the legacy of two composers previously overlooked in classical music due to their race or gender. Price’s Five Folksongs in Counterpoint span the warmly Romantic to homespun Americana, while her String Quartet in G Major’s rich harmonies and breathlessly beautiful slow movement are stunning. Also performed is Coleridge-Taylor’s Fantasiestücke, a superb set of expressive character pieces, each with its own style and tone. This performance is part 400 Years of Inequality, a nationwide initiative exploring the ongoing repercussions of slavery and inequality, and the ways these forces shape our lives today.

Part of: Carnegie Hall Citywide


Catalyst Quartet
·· Karla Donehew-Perez, Violin
·· Jessie Montgomery, Violin
·· Paul Laraia, Viola
·· Karlos Rodriguez, Cello


PRICE Five Folksongs in Counterpoint

PRICE String Quartet in G Major

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Fantasiestücke, Op. 5

Venue Information

Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library
Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Cultural Center
10 Grand Army Plaza (at Flatbush Avenue) | Brooklyn
RSVP required: bklynlibrary.org/bplpresents | 718-230-2200

Howard Gilman Foundation

Lead support for Carnegie Hall Citywide is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation.

Additional support is provided by the A. L. and Jennie L. Luria Foundation.

In honor of the centenary of his birth, Carnegie Hall’s 2019–2020 season is dedicated to the memory of Isaac Stern in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to Carnegie Hall, arts advocacy, and the field of music.

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