Saturday, July 6, 2019

THE DENOVO QUARTET plays works of Holbrook Robinson

AUGUST 3 • 7:30 PM
Annisquam Village Church
820 Washington St., Gloucester (Rt.127)

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THE DENOVO QUARTET plays works of Holbrook Robinson in another BENEFIT. A delicious tonal palette, in the hands of expert string players, comes to life in the extraordinary resonance of the Village Church, ideal for chamber music; ideal for a summer's eve.

Since their debut at the Deer Valley Music Festival in 2015, the Denovo Quartet has quickly established a creative presence in the greater Boston area as sought-after performers, collaborators, and pedagogues. Mentored by the Muir Quartet at Boston University, Denovo Quartet is known for their robust sound and energetic interpretations and has been featured on numerous recital series performing both classic and contemporary repertoire. Recent engagements include performances at the Alcyon Chamber Music Series, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Brookline Library, Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Musical Chairs House Concert Series, and the Parish Center for the Arts. Recently named Boston Chamber Music Society Teaching Artists, they will coach young musicians in Somerville, MA and perform quartet concerts. Upcoming engagements also include performances at the New England Chamber Music Association and Northeastern University.

While remaining grounded in the standard quartet canon, Denovo’s curiosities also extend to contemporary music, where they have an extensive background performing and recording new works. They were fortunate to work with Joan Tower at the Deer Valley Music Festival in the summer of 2015 and premiered Douglas Friedman’s The Pilgrim, which has since inspired them to seek out exciting new music. New commissions include recording quartets written by Northeastern University professor Holbrook Robinson as well as current Northeastern University composition students.

The quartet members originate from Ohio, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Washington, and hold degrees from Boston University, University of Missouri-St. Louis, and Bob Jones University. Individually, they have performed around the globe on tours to China, Russia, Europe, South America, Canada, as well as across the U.S. Each member performs in renowned ensembles in the Boston area such as the Boston Pops, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Cantata Singers, Marsh Chapel Collegium, and Symphony New Hampshire. They have attended music festivals such as the Lucerne Festival, Meadowmount School of Music, Le Domaine Forget International Music Academy, Bowdoin International Music Academy, Kent Blossom, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Spoleto Festival USA, and the National Music Festival at Washington College; and performed in master classes for such renowned musicians including William Preucil, Stephen Clapp, Christian Tetzlaff, Joshua Bell, Itzhak Perlman, Midori, as well as the Emerson, Tokyo, Arianna, JACK, and Atrium Quartets.

Each member of Denovo holds graduate music performance degrees from Boston University and teaches privately in the greater Boston area, including Sudbury, Concord, Arlington, and Concord, NH.

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