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 will be released in September 2016 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."
CELA 2016 presents TCP: Rising Tide – March 2016
UF College of the Arts presents TCP: Rising Tide – February 2016
University of Central Florida presents TCP: Rising Tide – February 2016
Earlham College presents TCP: Rising Tide – November 2015
Doane College presents TCP: Rising Tide – November 2015
Portland'5 & Chamber Music Northwest present TCP: Rising Tide – October 2015
USU's Fall Sustainability Summit presents TCP: Rising Tide – September 2015
Ecological Society of America presents TCP – August 2015
Ecomusics & Ecomusicologies 2014 presents TCP: Rising Tide – October 2014
Brooklyn Academy of Music presents As One – September 2014
University of Iowa presents TCP – April 2014
Wave Hill Public Garden and Cultural Center presents TCP – February 2014
Hudson Opera House presents TCP – February 2014
Symphony Space presents TCP – February 2014
SUNY Purchase presents TCP – February 2014
Universidad de Monterrey presents TCP – May 2013
Teatro de Paiol presents TCP – January 2012