Formosa Quartet brings Taiwanese classical folk music to Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — After an enthralling performance of Ligeti’s Quartet #1 String Metamorphoses Nocturnes last season on Capital City Concerts, the Formosa Quartet returns to Middlebury to perform a folk-influenced program. This Saturday, Feb. 24, the quartet will perform Dana Wilson’s Hungarian Folk Songs, Mark O’Connor’s Appalachia Waltz, Dvorak’s American Quartet, Wei-Chieh Lin’s Spring Breeze from Five Taiwanese Folk Songs and Alberto Ginastera’s Impressiones de la Puna with flutist Karen Kevra (the quartet’s artistic director and resident of Cornwall).
The Middlebury Community Music Center is sponsoring the quartet in a workshop earlier on Saturday, at 4 p.m., at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society. In addition to a short performance by the Formosa quartet, they will work with workshop participants to prepare a fiddle tune for the evening concert. Participants will receive a complimentary ticket to the evening performance. For more information email Sadie Brightman at [email protected].
Formed in 2002, the Formosa Quartet is deeply committed to championing Taiwanese music and promoting the arts in the land of its heritage, as well as exploring diverse and adventurous mediums for string quartet including a number of commissions.
Tickets to Saturday’s show are $15-$25. For more information or to reserve tickets online visit capitalcityconcerts.org. 

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