No Exit No Music Presents Three Evenings of Off-the-Beaten Track String Music

Fri 11/1 @ 7PM

Fri 11/8 @ 8PM

Sat 11/16 @ 7PM

No Exit New Music joins forces with busy local freelance violinist Mari Sato, who coaches chamber music at Oberlin Conservatory in addition to her heavy performing schedule, to present Strings!, a program of what it describes as “provocative string music.”

As usual for this ensemble, the works it is programming are way off the beaten track — you won’t hear any Mozart or Beethoven. Instead, you’ll hear the world premier of string quartet Wearing Away, commissioned by the group from recent Baldwin Wallace University graduate Neil Abad, and John Luther Adam’s The Wind in High Places.

Percussionist Luke Rinderknecht will join in on marimba for Andy Akiho’s LIgNEous I. The program also includes the duet for violin and cello Stille Musik by Alfred Schnittke, and Krzysztof Penderecki’s String Trio.

“We are really excited to offer our audiences an opportunity to experience some of the extraordinary ways in which string quartet music has developed over the past couple of decades,” says the group’s director Timothy Beyer. “There are composers, such as the ones on this program, who have come up with some really interesting and compelling ways to write for and use the string quartet — traditionally one of the most prominent and prestigious chamber ensembles in the classical music world.”

They’ll perform a Wolfs Gallery on Larchmere Boulevard on Fri 11/1; at SPACES Gallery on Fri 1/8; and at Kent State University’s Ludwig Recital Hall on Sat 11/16

All No Exit performances are free.

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