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Catalyst Quartet

Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences

Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EST)

Catalyst Quartet

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Hailed by the New York Times at their Carnegie Hall debut as "invariably energetic and finely burnished...playing with earthy vigor," the Catalyst Quartet, Prize winners of the Gianni Bergamo Classical Music Award 2012 (Switzerland) is comprised of top Laureates and alumni of the internationally acclaimed Sphinx Competition. The mission of the ensemble is to advance diversity in classical music and inspire new and young audiences with dynamic performances of cutting-edge repertoire by a wide range of composers. The Catalyst Quartet, a Sphinx ensemble, combines a serious commitment to education with a passion for contemporary works.

This concert is free and open to the public. Photo ID and registration is required. 

Visit the Catalyst Quartet's Website: http://www.catalystquartet.com/


Catalyst Quartet, a Sphinx ensemble
Karla Donehew Perez, violin
Jessie Montgomery, violin
Paul Laraia, viola
Karlos Rodriguez, cello 


String Quartet Op. 11     Samuel Barber (1910-1981)    
     Molta allegro e appassionato
     Molto adagio
     Molto allegro 

Lyric for Strings     George Walker (1922-)

Strum     Jessie Montgomery (1981-)
               (Sphinx Virtuosi Composer-in-Residence)


String Quartet in C minor, Op. 51 No. 1     Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
     Romance: Poco Adagio
     Allegretto molto moderato e comodo - Un poco piu animato 

Wapango     Paquito D'Rivera (1948-)

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2101 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, 20418

Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EST)

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