Anna Clyne’s New Concerto for the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association
Clyne’s “Quarter Days” will be premiered by the Euclid String Quartet and the South Bend Symphony Orchestra for Fischoff’s 50th anniversary celebration
Commissioned by the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association in partnership with Indiana’s South Bend Symphony Orchestra, GRAMMY-nominated composer Anna Clyne’s Quarter Days concerto for string quartet and orchestra will see its world premiere on October 22, 2023.
This year marks Fischoff’s 50th and South Bend Symphony Orchestra’s 90th anniversary since their founding. Quarter Days serves as a testament to the shared aims of both organizations in advancing classical music internationally.
Clyne’s new work will be performed at the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center by the Euclid Quartet and SBSO, with conductor Alastair Willis.
Formed in 1998, the award-winning Euclid Quartet comprises violinists Jameson Cooper and Aviva Hakanoglu, violist Luis Enrique Vargas, and cellist Justin Goldsmith.
Additionally, three of the four members of the string quartet and several SBSO members are former participants of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
“Anna Clyne's talent and artistry are unparalleled, and we are thrilled to celebrate the synergy of chamber music and orchestral performance during our 50th Anniversary,” said Scott Campbell, Fischoff’s executive director.
“Fischoff has spent five decades championing classical chamber music and we are so grateful to Anna Clyne, South Bend Symphony, and the Euclid Quartet to collaborate with us on this unique project. We extend special thanks to Jeny and John Sejdinaj for underwriting Fischoff's share of this commission in honor of Fischoff’s 50th anniversary. It is a gift to the classical music world and we are hopeful this new work finds a strong and lasting place in both chamber and symphonic repertoire.”
“We are thrilled to announce [we are premiering Clyne’s new work],” wrote the Euclid Quartet. “Fischoff is celebrating an impressive 50 years as a pioneering force in the arts and the host of the country's largest Chamber Music Competition. We are honored that our longstanding partnerships with Fischoff and the South Bend Symphony will be showcased in their 50th Anniversary celebrations.”
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Founded in 1973, the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition is one of the largest in the U.S. Over 8,000 musicians have participated in the program since its founding, many of whom have gone on to distinguished careers in music performance and education.
This year’s competition saw the Poiesis Quartet receive the $16,500 grand prize. All rounds of this year’s live competition are available now for playback on The Violin Channel.