KASA Quartet + Callisto Quartet at Luzerne Music Center

Each week, Luzerne Music Center presents two chamber music concerts featuring the faculty and world-renowned guest artists as part of the Luzerne Chamber Music Festival, a six-concert series curated by President and Artistic Director Elizabeth Pitcairn.

In 2018, the Music Center will feature two string quartets from the Caroga Lake Music Festival, plus clarinetist Graeme Steele Johnson.

KASA Quartet
Andy Liang, violin
Aaron Schwartz, violin
Stephanie Price-Wong, viola
Kyle Barrett Price, cello

Callisto Quartet
Paul Aguilar, violin
Rachel Stenzel, violin
Eva Kennedy, viola
Hannah Moses, cello

Graeme Steele Johnson, clarinet

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) – Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115
Allegro

Robert Schumann (1810-1856) – Quartet No. 3, Op. 41
IV. Finale. Allegro molto vivace – Quasi Trio.

Frank Churchill (1901-1942) – Someday My Prince Will Come
arr. Quatuor Ebene, trans. Aaron Schwartz

Misirlou from the movie “Pulp Fiction” (1994)
arr. Quatuor Ebene

W.A. Mozart (1756-1791) – Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581
Allegro

Claude Debussy (1862-1918) – String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10
III. Andantino, doucement expressif
IV. Très modéré

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) – Two Pieces for String Octet, Op. 11
Preludio
Scherzo

 

  • Grand prize winners of the 2017 Coltman Chamber Music Competition, KASA Quartet was founded in the summer of 2016 by Andy Liang (violin), Aaron Schwartz (violin), Stephanie Price-Wong (viola) and Kyle Price (cello). The quartet performs an array of musical styles ranging from classical to gypsy jazz and various genres in between.

  • Winner of the first prize in the 2017 Ohio String Teachers’ Association Chamber Music Competition, the Callisto Quartet was formed in 2016 at the Cleveland Institute of Music where they study under the tutelage of Peter Salaff and the Cavani String Quartet. Callisto Quartet members are violinists Paul Aguilar and Rachel Stenzel, violist Eva Kennedy and cellist Hannah Moses.

Winner of the Hellam Young Artists’ Competition and the Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition, Graeme Steele Johnson has appeared recently as a soloist and chamber musician at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the Music Mountain Festival (Connecticut), Summer Music from Greensboro (Vermont), the Argentum Chamber Works Series at the University of Nevada–Las Vegas, The Banff Centre (Canada), Steinway Hall–Plano (Texas), and the Brooklyn Center for the Arts, alongside such distinguished collaborators as Ani Kavafian, David Shifrin, William Purvis and Wei-Yi Yang.

LUZERNE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

Tickets: Adults $35 / Seniors $25 / Students $5