Jessica Meyer presents:
The PUBLIQuartet - “PUBLIQ Access 2018”
Sunday, May 20th
PUBLIQ Access (PQA) creates new works by emerging composers living within the U.S. and promotes underrepresented music in
the string quartet repertoire including non-notated, improvised, and electronic music. Composers selected through an application
process receive a commission fee and participate in a year-long collaboration to develop a new work with PUBLIQuartet. This
collaboration includes residencies, work-in-progress performances, and a high-profile debut performance. These works become
central to the quartet’s repertoire and every PQ performance includes at least one PQA composition. PQ has performed these PQA
works at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and in our Carnegie Hall debut, on their debut album on CAG Records, and other world
premieres in New York City, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
This concert will feature NYC premieres of works by PQA 2018 composers Jessica Meyer and Steven Snowden and a World Premiere by Xian Wang.
Applauded by The Washington Post as “a perfect encapsulation of today’s trends in chamber music,” PUBLIQuartet’s(PQ) creative programming lends a fresh perspective to the Classical music scene. Dedicated to presenting new works for string quartet, PUBLIQuartet was selected as Concert Artists Guild’s New Music/New Places Ensemble at the 2013 CAG Competition and garnered Chamber Music America’s 2015 ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award for outstanding and innovative approaches to contemporary classical, jazz, and world chamber music. PQ was the 2016-17 Quartet-In-Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where they curated several concerts in various spaces at the Met, including the Cloisters, Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, and the Met Breuer. They have been presented by such institutions as Washington Performing Arts, Lincoln Center, The American Composers Orchestra, Virginia Arts Festival, and Detroit Jazz Festival and have collaborated with violist Nadia Sirota, percussionist Ian Rosenbaum, jazz saxophonist James Carter, and jazz pianist Billy Childs. Recent events include a special performance of John Corigliano’s epic String Quartet at Wolf Trap, celebrating the composer’s 80th birthday. www.publiquartet.com