Quartet Metadata, a new ensemble uniting four frequent collaborators on the New York new music scene, will perform on November 14 at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus. The group will play recent compositions for string quartet by Carter Burwell and Shelley Washington and, with guest artists, the premiere of Wingspan for String Sextet by Lawrence Kramer (Distinguished Professor of English and Music at Fordham and this year’s winner of the ASCAP Virgil Thomson Award for Outstanding Music Criticism). Brahms’s popular String Sextet no. 1 will round out the program.
Violinist Lynn Bechtold has appeared in recital throughout North America and Europe, and has premiered solo/chamber works by composers such as Carter Burwell, Gloria Coates, John Harbison, Lawrence Kramer, Alvin Lucier, and Morton Subotnick. She is a member of groups including Miolina, NineLive, North/South Consonance, Quartet Metadata, SEM, and Zentripetal.
Violinist Hajnal Pivnick is co-founder of Tenth Intervention, a collective of musicians that presents new music in New York City. She performs regularly with IRIS Orchestra, ensemble mise-en, and Quartet Metadata, and has played with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, and the Hungarian New Music Chamber Ensemble (UMZE).
Violist Carrie Frey, guest artist, has premiered over 130 compositions. In New York City, she performs regularly with Petros Klampanis Group, Aeon Ensemble, Tactus, Wet Ink Large Ensemble, ensemble mise-en, and the String Orchestra of Brooklyn. As a founding member of string trio Chartreuse, she will premiere works by Marek Poliks, Joan Arnau Pamies, and Leah Asher, and appear in residency at SUNY Fredonia and as part of ensemble mise-en’s annual festival this season.
Cellist Jisoo Ok has performed in venues and festivals including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest, Laguna Beach Music Festival, the Chautauqua Institute, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Concerti di Mezzogiorno at Spoleto Festival “Festival dei Due Mondi” in Italy, and SummerStage at Central Park, among others.