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Convocation: PUBLIQuartet

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 3, 2019

Convocations are weekly (weather permitting) free events hosted by the Music Department. Convocations can be lectures, student performances, guest performances, etc. This week’s convocation: PUBLIQuartet

Applauded by The Washington Post as, “[A] perfect encapsulation of today’s trends in chamber music,” and by The New Yorker as independent-minded, PUBLIQuartet’s creative programming lends a fresh perspective to the classical music scene. Dedicated to presenting new works for string quartet, PUBLIQuartet was selected as Concert Artists Guild’s New Music/New Places Ensemble at the 2013 CAG Competition, and then garnered Chamber Music America’s 2015 ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award for outstanding and innovative approaches to contemporary classical, jazz, and world chamber music. PQ’s genre-bending programs span the classical canon and also feature open-form improvisations that expand the techniques and aesthetic of the traditional string quartet.