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The Vega Quartet

Saturday April 23, 2022 08:00 PM EDT
Cost: Free
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CL’s Doug DeLoach Recommends: The inaugural concert in a new series endowed by Dr. James Waits, former Dean of the Candler School of Theology, features the Vega Quartet — violinists Jessica Shuang Wu, Yinzi Kong and Emily Daggett Smith and cellist Guang Wang – performing Joseph Haydn, The Seven Last Words of Christ in the acoustically sublime confines of Cannon Chapel. Between each movement of the composition, seven Atlanta faith leaders of seven different faiths — Jan Love, David Blumenthal, Gregory McGonigle, Dwight Andrews, Don Saliers, Shweta Chaitanya and Priya Sraman — will give a short reflection on each of the seven statements. – DD

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The Vega String Quartet, Quartet-in-Residence at Emory University, is cultivating a new generation of chamber music lovers through dynamic performances and innovative community engagement. The New York Times raved that “[the Quartet’s] playing had a kind of clean intoxication to it, pulling the listener along…the musicians took real risks in their music making” and the L.A. Times praised their “triumphant L.A. debut.” They concertize both nationally and internationally, most recently in Baltimore, Chicago, Nashville, Sacramento, Berlin, San Miguel, and the Brahmssaal in Vienna’s Musikverein. The Quartet’s major performing projects at Emory have included performing the complete cycle of Beethoven quartets, as well as pairing Bach’s complete works for solo violin, viola and cello with the six Bartók quartets. They have also developed a series of “Jazz Meets Classics” programs, bringing the two genres together. Recent highlights include the Quartet’s debut at Amsterdam’s famed Concertgebouw, a multi-city tour of Denmark, with performances at venues such as the Royal Danish Conservatory, and appearances at El Paso Pro Musica and the Sitka Music Festival.
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