March 5-7, 2021

During their 2018 residency for Any Given Child, the Catalyst Quartet impressed us with their polished and energetic performances — for all the fourth-graders in Tulsa Public Schools! Inspired by music’s transformative power for every audience, the quartet creates thematic programs that explore the human condition. When they take the stage, they will be the catalyst that transcends genre, reimagines tradition, and invigorates our concert experience.

Friday, March 5, 2021 Gallery Concert - 8:00 p.m.

DUET Jazz Club

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Villa-Lobos: Quartet No. 1

Villa-Lobos (arr. Catalyst Quartet): Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5

Piazzolla (arr. Catalyst Quartet): Angel Suite

Saturday, March 6, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.

Westby Pavilion

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for wine and conversation

Program

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Five Fantasiestücke for

String Quartet, Op. 5

Florence Price: Quartet in G Major

Popular American Folk Songs (arr. Catalyst Quartet)

Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

Both Sides Now

We Shall Overcome

Lemon Tree

Sunday, March 7, 2021 - 3:00 p.m.

Williams Theatre

Pre-concert lecture at 2:15 p.m.

Program

Jessie Montgomery: Strum

Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: Quartet No. 1, “Calvary”

Libby Larsen: Quartet No. 4, “Emergence”

Libby Larsen: Sorrow Song and Jubilee

Florence Price: Five Folksongs in Counterpoint

Calvary

Oh My Darling Clementine

Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes

Shortnin’ Bread

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Concert Highlight: Saturday & Sunday

The Catalyst Quartet’s “Uncovered” project focuses on composers overlooked because of their race. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Arkansas-born Florence Price, and Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson contributed beautiful works to the repertoire, but performances and quality recordings of their music are rare or non-existent. In these concerts, the quartet brings to life the music of these neglected artists, along with compelling works by American composers Libby Larsen and Catalyst’s own Jessie Montgomery.