Emissary Quartet Workshop and Recital
“From 0 to 60 in one day, Effective rehearsing with the Emissary Quartet”
Workshop from 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Recital 8:30 -9:30pm
Recital includes works by Higdon and Takemitsu
The New Jersey Flute Society features guest artist ensemble Emissary Quartet in a workshop and performance on Friday, Nov 10, at Caldwell University, 120 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell, NJ 07006. The workshop, 7-9pm, is open to flutists of all ages and abilities and focuses on efficient group rehearsal techniques with hands-on participation and demonstrations with Emissary Quartet members. The performance, 8:30pm, is open to the public and showcases the growing growing diversity of compositional voices in the flute quartet repertoire. The program includes works by Friedrich Kuhlau, Pierre-Max Dubois, and Jennifer Higdon. Also featured is a composition by Annika Socolofsky, which was commissioned, recorded, and premiered by Emissary Quartet with support from the Fromm Foundation at Harvard University in 2016.
Emissary Quartet (EQ) is dedicated to expanding the flute quartet repertoire by commissioning and performing new works, creating innovative educational programming, and reaching out to new audiences to advocate for the flute quartet as a genre. On Saturday, Nov. 11, they will be performing a concert in New York City, featuring winning works from their international Call for Scores competition, which drew over 180 submissions from 5 continents. More details are available at emissaryquartet.com.
Unconstrained by geographical boundaries, the members of the quartet live across the United States and meet for performance and teaching residencies throughout the year. Recent activities have taken them to Seattle, Pittsburgh, Boston, Utah, and Iowa, and the quartet has presented at the National Flute Association Convention, the Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention, and for the Utah Flute Association.
Emissary Quartet has been the recipient of numerous grants and honors, including those from NewMusicUSA, the Friends of Flutes Foundation, the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, and the Fromm Foundation at Harvard University.
John Heiss, flutist, composer, and professor at New England Conservatory of Music, says of Emissary Quartet, “Astoundingly beautiful ensemble, blend and balance of dynamics, communication between all four players, and deep musicality at every moment: Emissary Quartet is the flute quartet I have always dreamed of.”
EQ is Weronika Balewski, Meghan Bennett, Colleen McElroy, and Sarah Shin. They are based in Massachusetts, New York, Texas, and Washington.
Friday November 10th 7pm
Caldwell University Alumni Theatre.