The originally scheduled Vision String Quartet needed to cancel their performance for Friday, November 15 due to illness. Ulysses Quartet has agreed to substitute and will be performing the below listed program on the originally scheduled date, time and venue.
Friday, November 15, 2019
Faith United Church of Christ
- Haydn Op. 33 String Quartet in E♭ major (“The Joke”)
- Paul Frucht- “Rhapsody”
- Komitas Armenian Folk Songs
- Beethoven String Quartet No.4, Op.18 No.4
The Ulysses String Quartet has been praised for their “textural versatility,” “grave beauty,” “the kind of chemistry many quartets long for, but rarely achieve” (The Strad) as well as “avid enthusiasm … [with] chops to back up their passion” and a “vibrant sonority” (San Diego Story).
Founded in the summer of 2015, the group won first prize in the 2018 Schoenfeld International String Competition and the grand prize and gold medal in the senior string division of the 2016 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Ulysses also finished first in the American Prize and won second prize at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in 2017. The quartet garnered a career development grant in the 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition and were winners of the Vietnam International Music Competition this past August.
Consisting of Christina Bouey and Rhiannon Banerdt on violin, Colin Brookes on viola and Grace Ho on cello, the Ulysses Quartet were appointed Lisa Arnhold Fellows of the Juilliard School.