RED BANK, NJ – The Red Bank Chamber Music Society presents the American String Quartet in the world premiere of JUNO Award-winning Canadian composer Vivian Fung’s String Quartet No. 4 “Insects and Machines.”

The concert will take place on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 4:30pm, at the Trinity Church Auditorium, 50 White Street, Red Bank, NJ.

Come hear some of the oldest and most beautiful music ever composed and played.

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One of the American String Quartet’s top students from the Manhattan School of Music will be playing Beethoven’s Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 74, “Harp” and Brahms’s String Quintet in G major, Op. 111

Vivian Fung’s String Quartet No. 4 “Insects and Machines,” commissioned by Red Bank Chamber Music Society, is inspired by the noises that permeate our daily lives.

Fung says, “On a recent trip to Cambodia, I was especially attuned to the persistent noises of buzzing insects that accompanied my walk through the thick jungle, and this cacophony gelled with my emotional reaction to the terrible genocide of the Khmer people.  

I give voice to this background babbling in this quartet, organizing the various moments as episodes that freely morph from one event into another.  

One can hear buzzing at the beginning that turns into a waltz, which in turn transforms into a motoric adventure of machine-like chuggings-along.  Much like the sound of thumping bass in a neighboring car, the episodes come in as waves and then disappear into the distance to be replaced by other soundscapes.  

The end result is an unrelenting fast and virtuosic 12-minute tour-de-force quartet.”

So, place the date in your smartphone and come be inspired and moved by the world premiere of “Insects and Machines.”