Award-Winning Quartet to Visit Lionel Hampton School of Music Feb. 5-6
February 04, 2020
MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 4, 2020 — An award-winning combination of percussion and piano, icarus Quartet, will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in Haddock Performance Hall.
Tickets are available at the door and are $6 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens.
The ensemble — Larry Weng, Yevgeny Yontov, Matt Keown and Jeff Stern — performs new and contemporary music. The group is the winner of the 2019 Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition and laureate of the 2017-18 American Prize.
The concert is part of a two-day residency for the ensemble. The group will create a new piece inspired by the Frank Church Wilderness of No Return with the University of Idaho’s Ruby Fulton, an assistant professor of theory and composition in the Lionel Hampton School of Music (LHSOM), and Benjamin James, clinical assistant professor in the Department of English. The residency and the creation of the new work are made possible by a Kurt Olsson Early Career Research Fellowship Grant from the U of I’s College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences.
Other events held during the residency include:
- “Arts, Science and Activism" panel discussion hosted by the U of I Confluence Lab, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 5, IRIC Atrium;
- Open rehearsal and workshop of Fulton/James Wilderness Suite, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 5, and 8:30-10:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, Haddock Performance Hall;
- Student Works Reading Session, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, Haddock Performance Hall;
- Piano Masterclass, 2:30-3:20 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, Haddock Performance Hall; and
- Percussion Masterclass, 2:30-3:20 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, LHSOM Building Room 216.
All daytime events are free and open to the public.
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