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Unraveling "Ce Morceau de Tissu" | Ruby Friday

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Friday, November 22, 2019
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Andrew Waggoner, the Ciompi & Lark Quartets
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Ruby Fridays

Drop by the Ruby on Friday at noon for a casual art talk and free lunch to learn about the behind-the-scenes aspect of the creative process, careers in the arts, and more.

In this unraveling, we have a rare opportunity to hear the performance of a complete musical work followed by a session where composer and commissioning artists pull the piece apart, providing context for the expressive and dramatic elements that create the emotional arc of the work. The Lark Quartet, with Caroline Stinson as its cellist, commissioned "Ce morceau de tissu" for 2 String Quartets by Andrew Waggoner as part of its 30th anniversary in 2016 and the work was premiered at Carnegie Hall in May 2017 with the founding members of Lark, including Laura Sewell, cello. Now in their second season with Stinson as cellist, the Ciompi Quartet invites the Lark and Laura Sewell to Duke for its Duke Performances concert on Sunday, November 24th, presenting the Waggoner Octet. This "Fridays" event showcases Durham-based composer Andrew Waggoner's new work and provides a behind-the-scenes look at how musical collaboration works.

Contact: Katy Clune