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LAAC Presents Artaria Quartet in “She/Her/Hers”

May 23, 2021 @ 2:00 pm 3:30 pm

Coffee Concerts at the Lakeville Area Arts Center presents the Artaria String Quartet in “She/Her/Hers,” a concert of music by four living women composers, Sunday, May 23, at 2:00 pm. This Coffee Concert will be both live and live-streamed. The reduced capacity in-person LAAC audience, as well as viewers on the Arts Center’s Vimeo channel, will hear recent music by these four composers.

Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté – “Tegere Tulon” (2018)
Caroline Shaw – “Entr’acte” (2011)
Libby Larsen – Quartet No. 4, “Emergence” (2015)
Jessie Montgomery – “STRUM” (2006)

Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté based her Tegere Tulon on children’s hand-clapping songs from her West African home of Mali. Caroline Shaw, the youngest composer to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for music, is represented by her Entr’acte, a modern minuet and trio inspired by the humor of Haydn. Minnesota composer Libby Larsen’s Quartet No. 4, subtitled Emergence, grew out of her environmental concerns. Larsen writes, “Each movement is inspired by parts of the water cycle: precipitation, run off, evaporation and transpiration, condensation. Each movement also suggests an emotion: exhilaration, joy, wonder, fear, anger, grief, regret, resolve, and reverence.” Violinist/composer Jesse Montgomery based her pizzicato STRUM on American folk idioms and the spirit of dance and movement, “that begins with a fleeting nostalgia and transforms into ecstatic celebration.” She performed Strum with her Catalyst Quartet to celebrate the 15th annual Sphinx Competition for young Black and Latinx classical string players.

This is the first and only concert of the 2021 COVID-curtailed 14th season of Coffee Concerts at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, sponsored by Audrey Johnson Companies. Concert organizer Rolf Erdahl says, “This concert could be the crown jewel of any concert series, anywhere. The four stellar musicians of Artaria performing four compelling pieces by four leading, living women composers. We are thrilled to be able to present these artists and this program.”

Tickets for the reduced capacity LAAC live audience are $15 (ages over 60 and under 18) and $18. The concert stream is available for $10. Tickets available from the Lakeville Area Arts Center at www.lakevilleareaartscenter.com or by phone at 952-985-4640.

The Audrey Johnson Companies is celebrating its 55th anniversary in residential and commercial real estate in Lakeville. In honor of this occasion, they are a Season Sponsor for this 14th season of the Coffee Concerts at the Lakeville Area Arts Center.


May 23
2:00 pm-3:30 pm
$10 – $60
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Lakeville Area Art Center

20965 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville, 55044
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