Expect a juxtaposition of the classical canon and contemporary works of varied aesthetics in the upcoming performance by TheMomenta Quartet. Special guests mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin and pianist Djordje Nesic will accompany the sting ensemble. The program will include Chausson’s “Chanson Perpetuelle,” Philip Glass’s String Quartet No. 5 and Cergio Prudencio’s “La Paz, Bolivia: Transfiguraciones,” written for the Momenta Quartet.
In the past seven years, the quartet–now comprised of violinist Emilie-Anne Gendron, violinist Miho Saegusa, cellist Michael Haas and violist Stephanie Griffin–has premiered over 50 works and has collaborated with over 70 composers.
Featured mezzo-soprano Rubin, co-founder and associate artistic director of Ohana Arts, a Hawai’i performing arts school and festival, recently received acclaim from The New York Times chief classical music critic Anthony Tommasini.