Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo
Daedalus String Quartet
“Romantics New and Old”
Advance tickets $21; $14 for students and seniors.
(Prices at the door $25; $15 for students and seniors.)
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“Romantics New and Old” will highlight masterpieces of the 1820s and of the 2010s: Schubert’s Quartettsatz (1820) and Giuliani’s Grand Concert Variations (1829), plus the New Jersey Premiere of Joan Tower’s String Quartet No. 5 “White Water” (2011) and the World Premiere of the new version of Nuevo Tango master Daniel Binelli’s “Sexteto Buenos Aires” (2012). Binelli’s scintillating music captures the passion and intensity of the tango, bringing it directly from Buenos Aires to Clinton.
Praised by The New Yorker as “a fresh and vital young participant in what is a golden age of American string quartets,” the Daedalus Quartet has established itself as a leader among the new generation of string ensembles. In the ten years of its existence the Daedalus Quartet has received plaudits from critics and listeners alike for the security, technical finish, interpretive unity, and sheer gusto of its performances.
Hailed as a “revelation to hear” by The Washington Post, the Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo’s phenomenal musicianship places them solidly at the top of their field. Their innovative programming, matchless technique and ensemble precision, combined with their commitment to expanding the repertoire for guitar duo make them a standout chamber ensemble in every way. Highlights of the duo’s season include the world premiere of “Concierto Buenos Aires” composed for the Duo by Daniel Binelli with l’Orchestre de l’Opéra de Reims in France and with the Virginia Symphony (JoAnn Falletta, music director).
“The Daedalus Quartet seemed it was flying not on wings of waxy feathers, but rather on jet-propelled rockets of blistering virtuosity… The music rang gloriously, and the audience emerged wowed and grateful.”
- The Washington Post
“The Newman & Oltman Duo possesses great musicality and ensemble technique. They are remarkable innovators, recognized for their tours around the world and counted among the most renowned guitarists today.”
- L’Union (Reims, France)