Clyfford Still Museum and Friends of Chamber Music present a virtual Music in the Galleries featuring Ivalas Quartet. This virtual program, recorded live at the Clyfford Still Museum, features pieces by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, George Walker, and Beethoven, with a special appearance by George Walker’s son Gregory. This video premiered on November 8, 2020.
Founded in Ann Arbor in 2016, the Ivalas Quartet is composed of violinists Reuben Kebede and Anita Dumar, violist Aimée McAnulty, and cellist Pedro Sánchez. Ivalas’ members are from both the Black and Latinx communities and the group was formed with the intent to play a part in bringing greater visibility to musicians of color. “We feel a strong responsibility to not only play with all of our hearts but to strive for the highest standard of playing in every performance, and to be living proof of the power of diversity in all art forms.”
Music, much like art, is an expression of humanity–an ever-changing showcase of an artist’s evolution through life. We’ve selected three composers and pieces that represent early, mid, and late examples of work. They stand alone here but represent how composers progress through stages of creative growth.