With roots in both Chinese (Formosan) folk styles and Western music, the Formosa Quartet will present an interesting fusion of Eastern and Western masterpieces. New music by Shi-hui Chen and a set of pieces on Hungarian folk songs will be balanced by a beautiful quartet by the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg.
FORMOSA QUARTET is “one of the very best [string] quartets of their generation” (David Soyer, cellist of the Guarneri Quartet). Its debut recording on the EMI label was hailed as “spellbinding” (Strad Magazine) and “remarkably fine” (Gramophone), and the quartet has given critically acclaimed performances at the Ravinia Festival, the Caramoor Festival, the Library of Congress, the Da Camera Society of Los Angeles, the Chicago Cultural Center, the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, Rice University, San Francisco State University, and Wigmore Hall in London.
Jasmine Lin, violin
Wayne Lee, violin
Che-Yen Chen, viola
Deborah Pae, cello
“Formosa played with sharply focused rhythm, strongly molded textures, sultry warmth, dazzling tone, captivating energy, and scrupulous attention to detail.” — Charleston Gazette-Mail
This concert is presented by the Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society, and is sponsored by the Augusta University Lyceum Series.
General Public: $25
Students and Children $5
Augusta University and East Georgia State College students, faculty, and staff are admitted free with a valid JagCard.