Sunday, February 4, 2024
SECU Auditorium - NC Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Rd. Raleigh, NC 27607
STEPHEN REYNOLDS & SUSAN OSBORNE PRESENT
The Ivalas Quartet had the pleasure of performing George Walker’s Lyric for Strings at Carnegie Hall in January of 2020. Later that year, they worked in collaboration with Walker’s son to program his String Quartet No. 1 with Friends of Chamber Music Denver and the Colorado Music Festival. In 2021, they created the first recording of Carlos Simon’s Warmth From Other Suns for string quartet under Lara Downes’ digital label Rising Sun Music.
Currently, The Ivalas Quartet is the Graduate Resident String Quartet at The Juilliard School in New York City, where they study under the Juilliard String Quartet. They were previously in residence at the University of Colorado-Boulder under the mentorship of the Takács Quartet.
ABOUT THE CONCERT SPONSORS - Stephen Reynolds and Susan Osborne have been supporters of CMR for 20 years. Both are distinguished faculty at North Carolina State University, Stephen is a Professor of Physics and Susan is Associate Professor Emerita of Special Education. Currently Stephen serves as the chairman of the Board of Directors for Chamber Music Raleigh.
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Composed of violinists Reuben Kebede and Tiani Butts, violist Marcus Stevenson, and cellist Pedro Sánchez, the Ivalas Quartet has been changing the face of classical music since its inception at the University of Michigan in 2017. Dedicated to the celebration of BIPOC voices, Ivalas seeks to enhance the classical music world by consistently spotlighting past and present BIPOC composers such as Jessie Montgomery, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and Eleanor Alberga.
IVALAS STRING QUARTET