Haydn: String Quartet Op 76 No. 4 “Sunrise”
Florence Price, arr. Burton:: three art songs for baritone and string quartet
Samuel Barber: Dover Beach
Short works by Billy Childs, Joan Tower, Angelica Negron and Paquito d’Rivera, in honor of the Catalyst Quartet’s 10th Anniversary
Florence Price: Quartet No.2 in A Minor
Karla Donehew-Perez, violin
Abi Fayette, violin
Paul Laraia, viola
Karlos Rodriguez, Cello
Dashon Burton, baritone
Hailed by the New York Times at their Carnegie Hall debut as “invariably energetic and finely burnished…playing with earthly vigor,” Catalyst Quartet is comprised of top Laureates and alumni of the internationally acclaimed Sphinx Competition. Known for “rhythmic energy, polyphonic clarity and tight ensemble-playing,” the ensemble has toured throughout the US and abroad, including sold-out performances at the Kennedy Center, Chicago’s Harris Theater, Miami’s New World Center. The quartet has also appeared with the Bogata Filharmonic, the Sphinx Virtuosi, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Bass-baritone Dashon Burton has established a vibrant career appearing regularly throughout the US and Europe in favorite pieces, including Bach’s St. John and St. Matthew Passions and the Mass in B Minor, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, and Mozart’s Requiem.
Freedom and Joy: Duke Ellington, Joseph Haydn, and Voices of Color in American Music is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.