Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival: Eclipse Quartet

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00am
Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival: Eclipse Quartet

The third performance of the free annual Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival in the UCLA Powell Library Rotunda features the Eclipse Quartet.

Eclipse Quartet

Sarah Thornblade, violin
Sarah Parkins, violin
Alma Lisa Fernandez, viola
Giovanna Moraga Clayton, cello

The Eclipse Quartet is an ensemble dedicated to the music of the twentieth century, and present-day, composers. The scope of their repertoire spans works from John Cage and Morton Subotnick to collaborations with the singers Beck and Caetano Veloso. Eclipse has the versatility to cross genres from works that include electronics and computer processing to the jazz compositions of Grammy award-winning pianist Billy Childs. The Quartet has performed frequently on both coasts and has participated in festivals such as the Look and Listen Festival in New York, the Festival for New American Music in Sacramento, the Scarlatti Festival in Naples, Italy, the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Festival, the Angel City Jazz Festival, and the Hear and Now Festival in Los Angeles. The Eclipse Quartet have been Artists in Residence at Mills College in Oakland, California and at the historic artists’ retreat Villa Aurora in Los Angeles.



Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975)
String Quartet No. 7 in F-sharp minor, op. 108

Allegro — Allegretto — [Adagio]

Philip Glass (1937– )
String Quartet No. 5

Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992)
Four, for tango


The festival is made possible by the Henry J. Bruman Trust, Professors Wendell E. Jeffrey and Bernice M. Wenzel, by a gift in memory of Raymond E. Johnson, and with the support of the UCLA Center for 17th‐ & 18th-Century Studies and Powell Library.