We have been awarded a commissioning grant through CMA's Classical Commissioning program! Corey Dundee, our tenor saxophonist and a wonderful composer, will be composing a new work for saxophone quartet and we will premiere the piece in 2017!
A big thanks to The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music Endowment Fund!
Altius Quartet is a recipient of the CMA Classical Commissioning Grant!
We are working with composer Michael Ippolito and are excited for his new work. Ippolito serves as Assisstant Professor of Composition at Texas State University.
Press release here:
That evening in the School of Music Recital Hall at 7:30, the quartets perform, and there will be a competition for the best group, with monetary awards. Everyone attending the concert chooses an audience favorite award. Join us for the free event and support these outstanding young musicians.
Chamber Music Day and Competition:Eight high school string quartet finalists take part in the 2nd annual Chamber Music Day and Competition on Sat., March 21,chosen from 16 applicants to the program. They will spend the day at USC playing chamber music, coached by the Parker Quartet members and the USC string faculty.
Parker Quartet concerts take place in the new Johnson Performance Hall in the Darla Moore School of Business on Tues., March 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sun., March 22 at 5:00 p.m. Sunday’s concert is free and no tickets are needed for this exceptional opportunity to hear world-class musicians in the beautiful new hall.