Chamber Music in Yellow Springs to host Telegraph Quartet
- Published: November 15, 2021
On Sunday, Nov. 21, Chamber Music in Yellow Springs will host the Telegraph Quartet in a hybrid in-person/livestreaming performance at the First Presbyterian Church of Yellow Springs.
Formed in 2013, the Telegraph Quartet is Eric Chin and Joseph Maile, violins; Pei-Ling Lin, viola; and Jeremiah Shaw, cello, and performs with an equal passion for the standard chamber music repertoire and contemporary, non-standard works alike. The quartet released its debut album, “Into the Light,” featuring works by Anton Webern, Benjamin Britten and Leon Kirchner on the Centaur label. In addition to performing live, the quartet also aims to spread its music through education and audience engagement and has given master classes at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco State University and abroad in Taiwan and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. In November 2020, the Telegraph Quartet launched ChamberFEAST!, a chamber music workshop in Taiwan. During the pandemic the Quartet performed virtual concerts presented by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the National Academy of Sciences and others. In 2020, Telegraph launched TeleLab, an ongoing online video project in which the ensemble collectively breaks down the components of a movement from various works for quartet.
The works on the Nov. 21 program, “War and Peace,” aim to highlight how three very different 20th-century composers were affected by the cataclysmic events of World War II: Gra˙zyna Bacewicz’s String Quartet No. 4, Korngold’s String Quartet No. 3 and Britten’s String Quartet No. 2 in C Major, Op. 36.
The concert will begin at 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. In lieu of a pre-concert lecture, there will be a question-and-answer period with the performers after the concert.
Further information and tickets for the performance are available at http://www.cmys.org or by calling 937-374-8800. Tickets are $25; students and people 25 or under are admitted free.