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University of Iowa String Quartet Residency Program

Ying/Childs Residency

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Hailed for their “technical mastery, musical insight, vivid imagination, and tireless enthusiasm,” the Ying Quartet returns to Iowa City and will be joined by the outstanding pianist and composer, Billy Childs.  The Ying Quartet first came to professional prominence in the early 1990s during their years as resident quartet in Jesup, Iowa, a farm town of 2000 people.  The Quartet considers its time in Jesup the foundation of its present musical life and goals.  

The Ying/Childs Residency is a UISQRP/Hancher collaboration and is supported by the Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor Program.

Ying Quartet website

Billy Childs website

Ying Quartet Concert in Jesup, Iowa (free)

The Ying Quartet first came to professional prominence in the early 1990s during their years as resident quartet of Jesup, Iowa, a farm town of 2000 people. Playing before audiences of six to six hundred in homes, schools, churches, and banks, the Quartet had its first opportunities to enable music and creative endeavor to become an integral part of community life. The Quartet considers its time in Jesup the foundation of its present musical life and goals. The residency, supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, was widely chronicled in the national media. Toward the end of the residency, the quartet and several of the townspeople were invited to Capitol Hill to testify before Congress on behalf of the NEA.  We are thrilled that the Ying Quartet will be returning to perform for this community that meant so much to them.  There will be a reception following the concert.  Inquiries – (319) 240-2589

Sunday, February 5, 2017

3 pm

Jesup High School, 531 Prospect, Jesup, IA 50648

*****

Ying Quartet Master Class

Monday, February 6, 2017

12-1:30 pm

Recital Hall, Voxman Music Building

*****

Under the Hood with the Ying Quartet 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

12-1 pm

Recital Hall, Voxman Music Building

*****

Ying Quartet Concert with Billy Childs, piano

Saturday, February 11, 2017

7:30 pm

Hancher Auditorium

This is a ticketed event.  For ticket information, please visit the following link.

Program

String Quartet F Minor, Op. 95 –  Ludwig van Beethoven

 Piano Quintet with Billy Childs, piano – Billy Childs

intermission

String Quartet No. 14 in A-flat Major, Op 105 – Antonin Dvorak

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