Described as a “triumph of ensemble playing” and “equally at home in the classic repertoire of Mozart and Beethoven [and] contemporary music,” the Fry Street Quartet plays a vital role in the chamber music world as a well-rounded proponent of richly varied repertoire. Winners of the Grand Prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the Fry Street Quartet has appeared at celebrated venues such as Carnegie Hall, BAM and the Chautauqua Institution.
The ensemble’s repertoire includes touchstone works by Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Bartok and Britten as well as more recent compositions by Laura Kaminsky, Libby Larsen and Joan Tower. Recent projects include the pairing of the six quartets of Haydn’s Op.76 with the six quartets of Bela Bartok over four concerts on the NOVA Chamber Music Series in Salt Lake City. Of the quartet’s first complete Beethoven Quartet Cycle, the Deseret News wrote, “They exhibited the highest standards of their craft…solid technique, wonderful musicality and fabulous artistry.”
The Fry Street Quartet is proud to present a Bartok Cycle in the Russell Wanlass Performance Hall at Utah State University in November of 2018. The six string quartets by Bela Bartok were a seminal artistic achievement of the 20th century, and remain one of the great bodies of works in the history of the string quartet. Noted Bartok scholar and speaker Peter Laki joins the FSQ in a presentation of the complete cycle over three evenings. An engaging public speaker, Dr. Laki will offer his expertise and knowledge to audiences while interacting onstage with the quartet to create an unforgettable, immersive experiences with these masterpieces.
Unique repertoire offerings for upcoming seasons include such program themes as The Spiritual String Quartet, Hungarian Revolutionaries, and Emergence. More information on these programs can be found in the FSQ Publicity Packet.
NOVA Chamber Music Series
Fry Street Chamber Music Festival
Moab Music Festival
Music at the Pequot Library
Chautauqua Chamber Music Series
Columbia University presents "Theosophy and the Art"
Hawaii Opera Theater
St. Cloud Chamber Music Society
Concerts in the Barn
Beacon Hill Concert Series
Crowden Music Center
Sunset Concerts at St. Luke's
National Gallery of Art
University of York presents "Enchanted Modernities"
London Theosophical Society presents "Enchanted Modernities"
Concert Hall at Cardiff University presents "Enchanted Modernities"
Chamber Music Quad Cities