Thalea String Quartet
Christopher Whitley, Violin, Kumiko Sakamoto, Violin, Lauren Spaulding, Viola, Alex Cox, Cello
Saturday, November 18th, 2023
at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave, Berkeley
Akshaya Avril Tucker – Radha in the Forest
Schulhoff – Five Pieces for String Quartet
Missy Mazzoli – Death Valley Junction
Caroline Shaw – Valencia
Beethoven – String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135
Thalea [Tä’ li a]
- From the Greek name Thaleia, meaning “to flourish, to blossom.”
- One of the nine Muses of Greek mythology, presiding over comedy and pastoral
- A quartet for the future.
“Thalea never failed to deliver a stirring performance.”– Calgary Herald
The Thalea String Quartet brings their signature vibrancy and emotional commitment to dynamic performances that reflect the past, present, and the future of the string
quartet repertoire while celebrating diverse musical traditions from around the world.
Fueled by the belief that chamber music is a powerful force for building community and human connection, the Thalea String Quartet has performed across North America, Europe, and China, and has appeared at the Kennedy Center, Massey Hall, and Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall.
For more information, go to www.thaleastringquartet.com