BodyVox and the Amphion String Quartet will unite in Cosmosis, a provocative marriage of dance and live chamber music. Hailed by the New York Times for its “precision, assertiveness and vigor,” the Amphion String Quartet will lend their passionate performance of music by Elliott Smith, Samuel Barber, and Edgar Meyer to a sweeping work of dance theater by BodyVox Artistic Directors Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland. Don’t miss this world premiere collaboration pairing BodyVox’s signature marriage of dance, theater, and film with an outstanding ensemble of rising musicians.
About the Amphion String Quartet: Hailed for its “gripping intensity” and “suspenseful and virtuoso playing” (San Francisco Classical Voice), the Amphion String Quartet is a winner of the 2011 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition and joined the roster of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two Program in fall 2013. The group has performed at the Mostly Mozart, Kneisel and Caramoor music festivals. The Amphion String Quartet’s engagements include performances at Carnegie Hall, New York’s Met Museum, and WQXR’s The Greene Space. The group first joined together for a performance at the Yale School of Music in February 2009, receiving an overwhelmingly positive audience response; the Amphion String Quartet was officially formed shortly after. Recent honors include the 2012 Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant in New York; First Prize at the Hugo Kauder String Quartet Competition; and First Prize in the Piano and Strings category as well as the Audience Choice Award at the 2010 Plowman Chamber Music Competition.