This fall will see the formation of the new ChamberLab String Quartet, with music written especially for the occasion in concert at the Hotel Congress! This is our second concert of string quartet music (the first was in 2014) and we are delighted to return to this sturdy musical structure.
Composers for the evening include ChamberLab veterans Seth Bedford, Chris Black, Samantha Bounkeua, Jimmy Carr, Dante Rosano, and Tony Rosano, plus newcomers Clio Berta, Josh Keeling, and Max Wolpert!
Meet the ChamberLab String Quartet
Candice Amato, viola.
Candy has been a member of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra since 2015. She has also performed at the Aspen, Castleton, NOI, Britten-Pears, and Bowdoin music festivals. She holds a BM from the Eastman School of Music and a MM from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.
|Samantha Bounkeua, violin, composer. Classical violininst gone rogue, Samantha Bounkeua is the founding member & song-writer of Tucson’s newest local indie-blues-rock band, Half-Broke Town.|
|Anne Gratz is the principal cellist of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, True Concord Voices and Orchestra, and the Tucson Pops Orchestra. A native of Indiana, Anne graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy and received Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees and an Orchestral Studies Diploma from Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Alan Harris.||
Joseph Rousos-Hammond, violin.
Principal Violin II with the Tucson Symphony, Joseph also performs with True Concord Voices and Orchestra, St. Andrew’s Bach Society, and as a recitalist. A native of Tucson, he received degrees in Violin Performance from Indiana University and the Chicago College of Performing Arts.
Meet the Composers
Previous String Quartet Concert
We last composed string quartet music in 2014, which you can see and hear below. We’re very excited to do it again, with all-new music!