Fry Street Quartet with Roger Chase
Highway 89 - Season 9, Episode 3
- Feb 20, 2019 4:00 am
- 52:44 mins
The Crossroads Project: Rising Tideroger chase Touring music of the masters as well as exciting original works from visionary composers of our time, the Fry Street Quartet has perfected what The Strad calls a "blend of technical precision and scorching spontaneity." The quartet has reached audiences from Carnegie Hall to London, and from Sarajevo to Jerusalem, exploring the medium of the string quartet and its life-affirming potential with what the Deseret News calls "profound understanding...depth of expression, and stunning technical astuteness." The Quartet is joined on this episode by a couple of very special guests: acclaimed violist Roger Chase, who once said “I was very bad at being told how to play – I wanted to find out for myself” – a philosophy that has put him in good stead on stages and in classrooms all over the world as a truly inspiring performer and teacher. Also with us the group is pianist Michiko Otaki, having traveled from Clayton University near Atlanta, which is merely home base for a career that has seen extensive travels throughout the US, Europe, and other places. They’ve all come together to make music for a series of concerts here in Utah, and we’re thrilled that they could join us here on Highway 89.