icarus Quartet | Piano & Percussion
Thursday, April 2, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm$10
The New Music Concert Series at Delaware County Community College presents icarus Quartet – Larry Weng, Yevgeny Yontov, Matt Keown and Jeff Stern.
Like the mythological figure from which it draws its name, the half piano/half percussion icarus Quartet dares to fly towards the sun, aspiring to new heights of artistry. Following their Carnegie Hall debut, composer Paul Lansky simply remarked, “This is music-making of the highest order.”
Passionate about educating and engaging with the next generation of musicians, iQ often works in school and university settings. They have given classes and coachings on chamber music, as well as composition seminars on writing for their instruments at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Bridgeport University, Bowling Green State University, Yale College, and Wright State University, in addition to presentations for elementary and Pre-K students.
Larry Weng, Yevgeny Yontov, Matt Keown, and Jeff Stern are all celebrated soloists in their own rights, and together they have found a special chemistry and inimitable joy playing chamber music. They are dedicated to the discovery, creation, and performance of new music, but what distinguishes their approach to contemporary music is a strong training and background in the classical genre. icarus Quartet is committed to performing new works with a studied and convincing interpretation that mirrors the validity of works with performance practices developed over centuries.
$10 General Admission tickets | Free for Students
Large Auditorium | Academic Building