Integrated Arts Program Presents Bergamot String Quartet in Live Streaming Performance, Oct. 28
October 8, 2020
Contact: Office of Government and Public Affairs
The University of Baltimore's Integrated Arts Program will host a live streaming performance by the New York-based Bergamot String Quartet on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. The quartet, which formed in Baltimore in 2016, will play works by UB Integrated Arts Professor Ian Power, as well as Caroline Shaw, Tanner Porter, Fanny Mendelssohn, Pascal Le Boeuf, Suzanne Farrin, Anna-Louise Walton, and Paul Wiancko. The concert, to be broadcast from the International Contemporary Ensemble rehearsal space in Brooklyn, will be streamed live on the UB Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences YouTube channel, as well as on the Facebook Event platform. It is free and open to the public.
The members of the Bergamot String Quartet—Ledah Finck (violin), Sarah Thomas (violin), Amy Tan (viola), and Irene Han (cello)—are graduates of the Peabody Institute. They visited the Integrated Arts 121 World Music class last spring, giving a demonstration of their music-making and ensemble dynamic.
In the Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Arts program, UB students learn about the cultural, political and business aspects of the arts while concentrating on the art that interests them most: from visual art to creative writing to music. Students are prepared to work for businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies that deal in, represent or interact with artists and the arts—in addition to managing a freelance artistic career and being prepared for graduate-level study in business and the arts.
Prof. Power said the quartet visited his World Music class during the spring semester. The Oct. 28 performance has a teaching and learning component for two of his classes; in one, students will respond with a review of the concert, and in the other it will be part of a larger project.
The Bergamot Quartet is the Graduate String Quartet in Residence at Mannes School of Music. They have completed programs at the Banff Center for the Arts, Quatuor Diotima's Academy in France, and the Next Festival of Emerging Artists.
The concert is supported by the Peggy and Yale Gordon Charitable Trust, which has supported the advancement of classical music in Baltimore for the past 35 years.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.