Circadian String Quartet
Monika Gruber & David Ryther, violin; Omid Assadi, viola; David Wishnia, cello; Lily Storm, singer; Nikolaus Hohmann, narrator
Russian Folk Songs arr. David Ryther
Sahba Aminikia The Weight of the World (San Francisco Premiere!)
Reza Vali String Quartet No. 11B
Igor Stravinsky, arr. Ryther The Rite of Spring
Join the Circadian String Quartet for Mystic Circles, a concert program which explores the mysteries of love, sacrifice and renewal. The ensemble is joined by folk singer Lily Storm and master storyteller Nikolaus Hohmann to create an evening of wonder and sublime beauty with music by Aminikia, Vali, and ending with the Circadian String Quartet’s original reimagination of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Bay Area based Circadian String Quartet was founded in 2013 to perform classical and contemporary repertoire with folkloric or cultural significance. CSQ is proud to have given world and U.S. premieres of exciting new pieces of chamber music, a result of working closely with several living composers, including Sahba Aminikia, Ben Carson, Toronto-based Noam Lemish, and British composer Ian Venables. CSQ is currently playing concerts as part of their Stravinsky Quartet Project, a concert series and dance collaboration focusing on The Rite of Spring.