50 Ascan Ave.
Corner of Greenway North and Ascan Ave.
Forest Hlls, NY 11375
Description: Formed in 2010, PUBLIQuartet (PQ) injects fresh perspective into the world of Classical music. Graduates of Eastman School of Music and the Mannes College of Music, each member contributes to a collective background in classical, jazz, world and electro acoustic performance. They aim to present music from the classical cannon, contemporary compositions, and open-form improvisations which extend the stylistic norms of the traditional string quartet. PUBLIQuartet has been presented by The American Composers Orchestra, Queens College, Music of Now Marathon, Turtle Bay Music School, the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, Cirlcles and Lines and the Ridotto Concert Series, and were the featured artists for the Socrates Sculpture Park's annual Gala, supporting their endeavor to encourage "strong interaction between artists, artworks and the public." They have performed at such venues as Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, the WMP Concert Hall, University Settlement, LeFrak Auditorium, Cornelia Street Cafe, Norwalk Symphony Hali, and numerous historical community spaces in NYC. They have worked with members of the Muir, Juilliard, Orion, Brentano, Mendelssohn, Tokyo and American String Quartets, as well as acclaimed composers Joan Tower and Don Byron. PQ supports their artistic community by presenting New York City's emerging and established composers, as well as providing educational workshops to teach string improvisation. Their new concert series, MIND|THE|GAP, explores ways to connect old and new music by bridging musical content through improvisation. Current and upcoming projects include the continuation of their MIND|THE|GAP concert series and the inaugural emerging composers competition, PUBLIQ Access.