Join Emissary Quartet for our debut concert in New York City! Shifting easily from works inspired by cathedrals and drumsets to 21st-century counterpoint, EQ shares a wealth of contemporary music for flute quartet, a Renaissance organ Ensalada, and Brazilian choros.
Our program will feature the premiere of a new work by Annika Socolofsky, supported by the Fromm Foundation. Inspired by traditional Irish sean-nós singing, One wish, your honey lips explores the intricate and subtle spaces between notes. We'll also be performing works by Jennifer Higdon, Heike Beckmann, Takashi Yoshimatsu, Peter Kramer, Sebastian Aguilera de Heredia, Pixinguinha, and Zequinha de Abreu.
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Featured Composer: Annika Socolofsky
Annika Socolofsky (1990, Edinburgh) is a composer, avant-folk vocalist, and fiddler. Her music stems from the timbral nuance and inwards resonance of the human voice, and is communicated through mediums ranging from orchestral works to unaccompanied folk ballads.
New projects for the 2016 – 2017 season include works for Emissary Quartet (as part of a Fromm Foundation Commission), Third Coast Percussion, Shattered Glass, sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, and bassist Evan Runyon. She has collaborated with artists including Donald Sinta Quartet, JACK Quartet, Latitude 49, Mobius Percussion, shakuhachi grandmaster Riley Lee, and the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, among others. Her works, projects, and related research have been presented at The Italian Society of Contemporary Music, Bang on a Can Summer Festival, Carnegie Hall, Northwestern New Music Institute, Strange Beautiful Music Detroit, Listening to Ladies, and Princeton Sound Kitchen.
Annika is a Mark Nelson Doctoral Fellow in composition at Princeton University. She holds a master’s in composition from the University of Michigan where she was a Regents Fellow. Her primary musical mentors have been Evan Chambers, Donnacha Dennehy, Reza Vali, and Kristin Kuster. She has an intense interest in Yiddish song and contra dance, and lives a zero-waste lifestyle in a barn nestled in rural New Jersey.