Mar 26, 2025

icarus Quartet

Presented by
LC LIVE & Colorado State University
Location
University Center for the Arts – Organ Recital Hall

Prices & Notes

P1 (Regular)
$35
P2 (Regular)
$25
P1 (Package)
$28
P2 (Package)
$25
Student
$18
Entourage Members (P2 Level Only)
$25

Show Description

Like the mythological figure from which it draws its name, the half piano/half percussion icarus Quartet dares to fly towards the sun, aspiring to new heights of artistry. Following their Carnegie Hall debut, composer Paul Lansky simply remarked, “This is music making of the highest order.” The Wall Street Journal hailed icarus Quartet’s 2022 album, BIG THINGS, as “a beautifully immersive recording…an impressive calling card.”

Winner of the 2019 Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition, icarus Quartet has given new life to old masterpieces as well as the future of their instrumentation. The quartet was chosen as Chamber Music Northwest’s 2020 Protégé Project Ensemble and was subsequently the first ensemble to hold the Klinger Electro Acoustic Residency at Bowling Green State University.

The history of icarus’ instrumentation begins with Bartók’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion. In “Bartók Reborn,” this seminal work is paired with a virtuosic caprice from fellow European titan Lutosławski and followed by three brand new approaches to its “orchestral” setup by living legends with vastly different musical aesthetics. iQ also offers the concerto version of the Bartók.

Entourage—for people aged 21 to 39—is your ticket to discounted performances and special events. Share exclusive and unique experiences with people your age who love the arts as much as you do. Learn more about the Entourage.

Thank You Sponsors!

Show Description

Like the mythological figure from which it draws its name, the half piano/half percussion icarus Quartet dares to fly towards the sun, aspiring to new heights of artistry. Following their Carnegie Hall debut, composer Paul Lansky simply remarked, “This is music making of the highest order.” The Wall Street Journal hailed icarus Quartet’s 2022 album, BIG THINGS, as “a beautifully immersive recording…an impressive calling card.”

Winner of the 2019 Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition, icarus Quartet has given new life to old masterpieces as well as the future of their instrumentation. The quartet was chosen as Chamber Music Northwest’s 2020 Protégé Project Ensemble and was subsequently the first ensemble to hold the Klinger Electro Acoustic Residency at Bowling Green State University.

The history of icarus’ instrumentation begins with Bartók’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion. In “Bartók Reborn,” this seminal work is paired with a virtuosic caprice from fellow European titan Lutosławski and followed by three brand new approaches to its “orchestral” setup by living legends with vastly different musical aesthetics. iQ also offers the concerto version of the Bartók.

Entourage—for people aged 21 to 39—is your ticket to discounted performances and special events. Share exclusive and unique experiences with people your age who love the arts as much as you do. Learn more about the Entourage.

Thank You Sponsors!

Prices & Notes

P1 (Regular)
$35
P2 (Regular)
$25
P1 (Package)
$28
P2 (Package)
$25
Student
$18
Entourage Members (P2 Level Only)
$25