Join the Clyfford Still Museum and Friends of Chamber Music for a Sunday afternoon with the Altius Quartet. This virtual program, recorded live at the Clyfford Still Museum, will stream on the Museum’s Facebook page and YouTube channel starting at 1 p.m.
The Colorado-based Altius Quartet strives to communicate art through community engagement and innovative repertoire. Members Hannah Kennedy and Andrew Giordano (violins), Allyson Stibbards (viola), and Erin Patterson (cello) are equally at home as performers, mentors, and educators, and strive to fulfill each of those roles at the highest possible level.
Caroline Shaw: “Valencia”
Dvorák: String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96, “American” II. Lento
Libby Larsen: “Sorrow Song and Jubilee”
Florence Price: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, II. Juba and movement III
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About Altius Quartet
The Colorado-based Altius Quartet has dedicated itself to expanding traditional notions of the string quartet. Members Hannah Kennedy and Andrew Giordano (violins), Allyson Stibbards (viola), and Erin Patterson (cello) are equally at home as performers, mentors, and educators, and strive to fulfill each of those roles at the highest possible level. Altius has received critical acclaim for their recordings, including Fanfare Magazine describing their 2017 release Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 7, 8, and 9” as “visceral and wrenching”. Altius was also hailed as “rich” and “captivating” by the renowned music blog I Care If You Listen. The name Altius Quartet is derived from the Olympic motto Citius, Altius, Fortius (Latin for “Faster, Higher, Stronger”). This motto is at the heart of the quartet’s mission; Altius seeks to provide a platform for evolution, growth, and inclusivity, whether they are teaching in a classroom or performing a concert.
Since forming in 2011, the Altius Quartet has served as Ensemble-in-Residence at Southern Methodist University and later, held the position of Fellowship String Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Colorado-Boulder, studying under the world-renowned Takács Quartet. During their time at Southern Methodist University, the Altius worked closely with Matt Albert, Emanuel Borok, and Andrés Diaz. Altius has been awarded prizes at the Fischoff, Coltman, and Plowman Chamber Music Competitions, as well as the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition.