Takács Quartet premiere Ngwenyama’s ‘Flow’ for string quartet @ Hertz Hall
Nov 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Among the world’s finest string quartets, the beloved Takács returns for two concerts this season, the first a compelling program of new and canonic works. Haydn’s beloved Sunrise quartet is among his late-period gems, and Beethoven’s middle-period E minor quartet from the Op. 59 Razumovsky series opens up new musical horizons as the composer breaks and remakes the rules of musical drama.

Known for lushly orchestrated music of “sheer gorgeousness” (Los Angeles Times), California violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama contributes Flow, a new Cal Performances co-commissioned work, heard here in its world-premiere performance.

Composers’ Choice featuring excerpts from Apryl Allen’s ‘Shape Shifter Na ʉnʉ Nahai: A Comanche Musical’ with the Phoenix Boys Choir (arr. Ngwenyama) and Nokuthula Ngwenyama’s ‘Miasma’ for solo violin and ‘Cars Talk’ for violin, viola, cello and bass @ ASU Kerr
Jan 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm

Featuring composer/performers:
Apryl Allen, vocal, flute, dance
Nokuthula Ngwenyama, violin/viola

The Phoenix Boys Choir
Herbert Washington, music director/conductor

Curated by Nokuthula Ngwenyama
A co-production of the Phoenix Chamber Music Society, ASU/Kerr Cultural Center & Peace Mama Productions