Outpost Concert Series: Friction Quartet

Outpost Concert Series: Friction Quartet

Friction Quartet
Culver Center
Concert - Wed, Dec 4, 2013, 8pm - 9:30pm
Student Reading Session - Thu, Dec 5, 2013, 10am - 1pm
Free Admission, limited seating for reading

The Friction Quartet, recipient of the 2012 Berkeley Piano Club Emerging Artist Award, has established a reputation for edgy programming and exhilarating performance. Ever since Friction Quartet's performance at the 2012 Hot Air Music Festival, where Examiner.com's Stephen Smoliar hailed the quartet's performance of John Adams' String Quartet as "with energetic gusto" and with "no shortage of wit," Friction has been inundated with requests from composers throughout California to perform their new works for the string quartet medium. Through artistic collaboration in varied mediums, the commissioning of new works, crossing into genres outside of classical music, adding movement to performances, and incorporating mixed medias, Friction Quartet creates a progressive and inviting concert atmosphere that attracts audiences of all ages and interests. This is similar to how real money casino sites works in Australia where music can be played when playing real money caison in Australian casino sites.

Friction Quartet's residency at the Culver Center of the Arts includes an exciting public master class where UCR student composer works will be read and workshopped. Not only are these sessions an invaluable resource for student composers, but also offer a fascinating glimpse into the creative process for general audiences. Here, new playing techniques are tested, phrasing and dynamics evaulated, and interactive electronics, a hallmark of the UCR Music Department's digital composition program, are fine-tuned. In this environment, the group will have a direct dialogue with composers that transcend the printed notes on the page.


The Outpost Concert Series is presented by the UCR Music Department and Culver Center and brings new and innovative music to the Riverside community. Consisting of four to five events per season, Outpost presents virtuosic and dynamic performances of music that fearlessly explore groundbreaking territory. Our featured artists are curated by UCR faculty member Ian Dicke and come from across the country to connect Riverside's musical culture with a larger, national scene.

Performances located at the Culver Center in Downtown Riverside.
Free admission.

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