Alberto GinasteraQuartet No. 3, Op. 40
Joaquín TurinaSerenata, Op. 87
Alberto GinasteraQuartet No. 2, Op. 26
America’s Ensō Quartet takes its name from the Japanese Zen painting of the circle. Its AFCM concert draws largely from folk traditions: the lyrical Italian Serenade of Hugo Wolf and a Spanish serenade by Joaquín Turina, with Argentine dances suffusing Alberto Ginastera’s Second Quartet. As a bonus, Ginastera’s Third Quartet – really a dramatic song cycle – features phenomenal new-music soprano Tony Arnold as part of the Tucson Desert Song Festival.
Update July 2016: Yura Lee officially joins the Enso String Quartet and will perform for this event.