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Baumer Quartet

Friday, October 21, 2016

6:00pm - 7:30pm






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Quartet Op. 20 No. 2 in C major (1772)

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

I. Moderato

II. Adagio

III. Menuetto - Allegretto

IV. Fuga a Quatro Soggetti - Allegro


Credo for string quartet (2007)

Kevin Puts (1972 - )

Commissioned for the Miró Quartet by Chamber Music Monterey Bay, Carmel, California


String Quartet in F major (1903)

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

I. Allegro moderato - très doux

II. Assez vif - très rythmé

III. Très lent

IV. Vif et agité




“... a prominent part of Crowden performances and education.”

San Francisco Classical Voice


Acknowledged as one of the finest, young quartets in the country, the Baumer String Quartet was founded in 2003 by a group of young musicians at the Cleveland Institute of Music. The members of the quartet pursue parallel careers as international soloists, leaders and principal players of world-class orchestras, as members of eminent chamber groups, and as tutors and professors of music. The Baumer String Quartet comes together for a limited touring schedule on a project-by-project basis inspired by the success of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra and the New Orford String Quartet. Rather than committing to a year-round schedule, the members of the quartet meet for short, musical residencies, providing a fresh perspective on interpretations of the traditional string quartet repertoire. Strong advocates for new music, the BaumerSQ has most recently premiered Charles Krenner’s String Quartet no. 1, performed the Turtle Island Quartet’s arrangement of Egberto Gismonti’s Palhaco with Evan Price from the Turtle Island Quartet, and has recently commissioned a new work from composer Baljinder Sekhon.


The Baumer String Quartet is quickly distinguishing itself among audiences and critics for their technical finesse, warmth of expression, and cutting edge performances. Originating at the Cleveland Institute of Music as the Kashii Quartet in 2003, they soon won the Silver Medal at the 2005 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and 2nd Prize at the 2005 Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition. They worked closely with members of the Cleveland, Alban Berg, Vogler, Emerson, Takacs, Cavani, Borromeo, Brentano, Orion, St. Lawrence, and Juilliard String Quartets, as well as Isaac Stern in the “Stern Encounters” master class series. They were selected to participate in the International Artist Program at Music@Menlo and served on the faculty of the Innsbrook Music Festival. With David Tanenbaum, the quartet recorded Aaron Jay Kernis’s “100 Greatest Dance Hits” on the Black Box label.



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