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.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for wine and conversation
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
Sunday, March 7, 2021 - 3:00 p.m.
Pre-concert lecture at 2:15 p.m.
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
Oh My Darling Clementine
Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes
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.