Join us for a very special performance by Eclipse Quartet, an ensemble dedicated to the music of twentieth century and present day composers. Consisting of members Sarah Thornblade & Sara Parkins, violins, Alma Lisa Fernandez, viola, and Maggie Parkins, cello, the scope of their repertoire spans works from John Cage and Morton Subotnick to collaborations with the singers Beck and Caetano Veloso. For their performance at LACE, the quartet will perform works by Ruth Crawford, Sean Heim, Roscoe Mitchell and Ben Johnston.
has the versatility to cross genres from works that include
electronics and computer processing to the jazz compositions of
grammy award winning pianist Billy Childs. The Quartet has
performed frequently on both coasts and has participated in
festivals such as the Look and Listen Festival in NYC, the
Scarlatti Festival in Naples, Italy, the Martha's Vineyard
Chamber Music Festival and the Angel City Jazz Festival in
The repertoire of Eclipse contains works by such dynamic
composers as Roger Reynolds, Julia Wolfe, Ben Johnston, Ruth
Crawford Seeger, Annie Gosfield, John Zorn, Fred Frith, Philip
Glass, John King and Lois V. Vierk.
They have premiered new
works by Zeena Parkins, Carla Kihlstedt, Justin Haynes, Gernot
Wolfgang, Stephen Cohn and David Jaffe.
Eclipse has recorded the string quartets of Zeena Parkins for
the Tzadik label and will be releasing Morton Feldman's epic
String Quartet and Piano piece with pianist Vicki Ray on
Bridge Records in the winter of 2013.
Click here to view their performance of John Zorn's Kol Nidre.
Eclipse is currently working to record three works for percussion and string quartet with percussionist William Winant on New World Records in 2013 as recipients of the Aaron Copland Fund for Music Recording Grant. The Eclipse Quartet are Artists in Residence at Mills College in Oakland California and at the historic artists' retreat Villa Aurora in Los Angeles.This performance is made possible with generous support from Joseph Walker and Nancy Meli Walker.