Commissions & Premieres

Claus Adam: Quartet

Commissioned 1975 for ASQ by the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation (part of award prize). Premiered 1976 at Alice Tully Hall, New York. Recorded 1983 for CRI

Lester Trimble: Panels V

Premiered 1978 at the Juilliard Theater, New York

George Tsontakis: Quartet No. 4, Beneath Thy Tenderness of Heart

Commissioned 1989 for ASQ by Chamber Music America. Premiered 1990 at Aspen Mu­sic Festival. Recorded 1991 for New World Records (includes Quartet No. 3, Coraggio)

Kenneth Fuchs: String Quartet No. 2, Where Have You Been?

Commissioned 1993 for ASQ by Manhattan School of Music Board of Trustees for the School's 75th and the ASQ's 20th anniversaries. Premiered 1994 at Alice Tully Hall

Giampaolo Bracali: Quartet No. 2

Written 1995 for ASQ. Premiered 1996 at Manhattan School of Music

Kenneth Fuchs: String Quartet No. 3, Whispers of Heavenly Death

Written 1996 for ASQ. Premiered 1997 at Manhattan School of Music. Recorded 2000 for Albany Records (includes Quartet No. 2, Where Have You Been? and Quartet No. 4, Bergonzi)

Curt Cacioppo: a distant voice calling

Commissioned 2001 for ASQ by Arizona Friends of Chamber Music. Premiered 2002 in Tucson

Richard Danielpour: String Quartet No. 4, Apparitions

Commissioned 2001 for ASQ by Kansas City Friends of Chamber Music for 25th anniversaries of both groups. Premiered 2002 in Kansas City. Recorded 2004 for Ara­besque Recordings (includes Quartets No. 2, Shadow Dances, and No. 3, Psalms of Sorrow)

Tobias Picker: String Quartet No. 2

Premiered January 2009, Merkin Hall, New York, New York

Glen Cortese: Four Dances for String Quartet and String Orchestra

Premiere by the Oregon Mozart Players, May 2011 in Eugene, Oregon, with the com­pos­er conducting

Renan Zelada: Atacama

Premiered at the Crested Butte Music Festival, August 5, 2011

Alfonso Fuentes: Claribongo

A work for clarinet, bongos, and string quartet, commissioned by Treetops Chamber Music Society of Greenwich-Stamford, Connecticut, and premiered April 22, 2012

Mohammed Fairouz: Hindustani Dabkeh

ASQ with guest artists

The ASQ with guest artist David Krakauer, clarinet, composer Mohammed Fairouz,
and Shakti Mohan, Indian dancer and Bollywood star

Premiered June 2012 at Manhattan School of Music and videotaped for broadcast by BBC World News

Matthew Poon: Episodic Opposition

Premiered October 2012 at Manhattan School of Music

Paul Cantelon: Suite on “The Enchantress of Venice” (a novel by Salman Rushdie)

Premiered October 2014 at Fairleigh Dickinson University

Claudia Montero: Quarteto para Buenos Aires

Premiere recording of a work by the Latin GRAMMY Award-winner, February 2015 in Valencia, Spain

George Tsontakis: Quartet No. 7.5, Maverick

Commissioned by Maverick Concerts, the longest continually-running chamber music series in the country, to celebrate its 100th anniversary. Premiered at Maverick Concerts in September 2015.

Robert Sirota: American Pilgrimage

Composed for the ASQ and premiered September 2016 at Manhattan School of Music

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