We are thrilled to be performing once again and have put together a concert of American favorites, new and old! You’ll hear the vibrant string piece, Strum, by Jessie Montgomery, charming rags by William Bolcom, short and surprising movements from Henry Cowell’s United String Quartet 4, and Samuel Barber’s masterful string quartet, the second movement being his famous Adagio, some of the most heartfelt music ever written for strings.
Masks are required. We appreciate your continued efforts to keep everyone safe and comfortable!
Wednesday, November 17 at 6:30pm
Schmitt Music Brooklyn Center
2400 Freeway Blvd, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Saturday, November 20 at 3:00pm First Lutheran Church463 Maria Ave, St Paul, MN 55106
Announcements and 21/22 Season updates!
We have some announcements to share! Firstly, we want to wish a fond Lux farewell to Eric Graf, who has been the cellist of Lux for the last four years. We are so thankful for his hard work and dedication to the group, as well as his musical spirit and educational know-how. We wish him well as he continues to focus on his freelance career and sizable teaching studio in the Cities – we’ll miss you Eric!
With Eric’s departure, we are excited to welcome our new cellist Käthe Jarka!
Cellist Käthe Jarka has performed in 25 states, in Europe and Asia. She is in demand as a
chamber musician and recitalist and has collaborated with many of today’s preeminent
musicians including the Juilliard Quartet, Yo-Yo Ma, the Tesla Quartet, Gil Shaham, and Donald
Weilerstein, to name just a few. Formerly a member of the Shanghai Quartet, Käthe has
performed in major venues including with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and has
participated in the Marlboro and Tanglewood Music Festivals among many others. Käthe has recently relocated to the Twin Cities and lives in Minneapolis with her husband, flutist
Immanuel Davis, and their two very musical cats! She is a member of the Minnesota Bach
Ensemble, Vc3 ( a cello trio with cellists Robert La Rue and Elizabeth Anderson) and is
delighted to be joining the Lux Quartet!
Check out Käthe’s full bio here.
While we are still working out some details about our performance schedule this upcoming season we wanted to let you know about the music you can expect to hear. In the fall, we are excited to present music by Jesse Montgomery, Henry Cowell, William Bolcom, with Samuel Barber’s String Quartet that contains the original version of his famous “Adagio for Strings”. In the spring we will perform Schubert’s classic “Rosamunde” quartet alongside a world premiere of a piece written for Lux by Australian composer Nicholas Vines.
We’re looking forward to a fantastic year!
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