The Fry Street Quartet builds interdisciplinary partnerships that resonate with audiences on multiple levels, offering immersive and transformative experiences.
A one-of-a-kind collaboration, The Crossroads Project exemplifies the FSQ’s intellectual and musical curiosity. Joined by physicist and educator Dr. Robert Davies, the quartet co-created The Crossroads Project: Rising Tide to address pressing issues of global sustainability. Rising Tide is an evocative performance that combines music, information, and imagery, merges intellectual with visceral, and takes us from understanding to action. This performance features a new string quartet by composer Laura Kaminsky, along with original works by painter Rebecca Allan and internationally recognized environmental photographer Garth Lenz.
The second chapter of the Crossroads Project, Emergence, features a score by Libby Larsen, video projections, and a Shakespeare-inspired soliloquy written by Robert Davies. Both Rising Tide and Emergence have been released on the Fry Street Quartet's latest album, The Crossroads Project.
Equally at home exploring the environmental and the personal, the Fry Street Quartet also premiered As One, Kaminsky’s chamber opera with film, which tells the story of a transgender individual. The New York Times wrote, "As One forces you to think, simultaneously challenging preconceptions and inspiring empathy … [with] winning humor and a satisfying emotional arc.” The New York Classical Review raved, "As One is everything that we hope for in contemporary opera: topical, poignant, daring, and beautifully written."
Since its premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2014, As One has become the most produced new opera in North America. The FSQ is pleased to have an ongoing relationship with this beautiful work, so relevant to the social discourse of our time.
Hawaii Opera Theatre presents As One
IUPUI Entanglements Series presents TCP
Lyric Opera of Kansas City presents As One
College of Saint Benedict and Sait John’s University present TCP
Arts for the Soul presents TCP
Moab Music Festival presents TCP
Intermountain Sustainability Summit at Weber State University presents TCP
Salt Lake City Unitarian Universalist lecture series presents TCP
University of Utah presents TCP at the Leonardo Museum
The Chautauqua Institution presents As One
Del Mar College presents TCP