CArpe Diem String Quartet




This American quartet takes a “seize the music” approach to performance, reinvigorating the concert experience with boundary-breaking programs that mix classics with new compositions. We heard the folk-inspired Fiddle Suite Montana, composed by their violist, at Carnegie Hall. The audience went wild! Join us for a rousing finale to a season that celebrates the transformative experience of live chamber music.

 "The experience of the extremely diverse ensemble was an unmatched delicacy of the classical and modern music scene.”
— NY Theatre Guide
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.

ahha Hardesty Center

101 E Archer St

6:45 p.m.

Doors open for wine and hors d’oeuvres

Ljova: Love Potion Expired

Tchaikovsky: Andante Cantabile

Eryilmaz: Dances of the Yogurt Maker

Brubeck: Blue Rondo à la Turk

Gabriela Lena Frank: Coqueteos from Leyendas

Fujiwara: Fiddle Suite Montana

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.

Westby Pavilion

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

7:00 p.m.

Doors open for wine and conversation


Dvorak: Quartet in G Major, Op. 106

Eryilmaz: Dances of the Yogurt Maker

Program notes to come!

Sunday April 28, 2019 - 3:00 p.m.

John H Williams Theatre

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

2:15 p.m.

Pre-concert lecture


Rautavaara: Quartet No. 1, Quartettino

Shostakovich: Quartet in F Minor, No. 11, Op. 122

Nytch: Seize the Sun: Fantasy on Icarus

Frank: Coqueteos from Leyendas

Fujiwara: Fiddle Suite Montana

Program notes to come!

Concert Highlight: Friday!

The music in this program represents diverse cultural influences. Ljova uses odd, Gypsy-inspired dance rhythms in Love Potion Expired, and Eryilmaz uses traditional Turkish styles. Dave Brubeck’s jazz standard also was inspired by Turkish rhythms. In Coqueteos, Gabriela Frank mixes elements of western classical and Andean folk music traditions. Korine Fujiwara created Fiddle Suite Montana to reflect her Japanese heritage and mountain-fiddling background.

Get to know the Carpe Diem String Quartet

One of the most unique and sought-after chamber ensembles on the concert stage today, the Carpe Diem String Quartetis a boundary-breaking ensemble that has earned widespread critical and audience acclaim for its innovative programming and electrifying performances. Carpe Diem defies easy classification with programming that includes classical, Gypsy, tango, folk, pop, rock, and jazz-inspired music. The quartet appears on traditional concert series (Carnegie Hall, New York NY; Jordan Hall, Boston MA; National Gallery of Art, Washington DC; Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua NY; Asolo Theater, Sarasota FL) as well as unconventional venues (Poisson Rouge, NYC; Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, Half-Moon Bay, CA; The Redlands Bowl, Redlands, CA; The Mug & Brush, Columbus, OH). Carpe Diem has been awarded five transformative grants from the PNC Foundation for their community outreach in Central Ohio.

Carpe Diem has become one of America's premiere “indie” string quartets without sacrificing its commitment to the traditional quartet repertoire, and continues to rack up accolades and awards.

Click here to learn more about the Carpe Diem String Quartet.