With Tuesday Musical as the lead commissioner, Andrew Norman is composing a new work for the Escher String Quartet. Akron audiences can experience the world premiere on the EJ stage before audiences at Wigmore Hall in London, Lincoln Center and the Aspen Music Festival.
Escher and Tuesday Musical are in stellar company: Norman recently finished piano concertos for Emanuel Ax and Jeffrey Kahane, with upcoming projects including a symphony for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and collaborations with Jeremy Denk, Jennifer Koh, the Berlin Philharmonic and the London Symphony. Based in New York City and possessing an international reputation, Escher is Tuesday Musical’s quartet-in-residence. Joining them for this concert is new member and violinist Danbi Um.
Concert Conversation at 6:30 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m., EJ Thomas Hall.
$45, $40 and $25 in advance and at the door. Student tickets are free for all Tuesday Musical concerts. 330-761-3460 or www.tuesdaymusical.org.