Fullerton Friends of Music presents the Thalea String Quartet with pianist Michelle Cann in a free concert.
The Thalea String Quartet is dedicated to bringing timeless music to audiences from all walks of life. They were the first quartet-in-residence at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music from 2015-17. They were recently named the Young Professional String Quartet at the Butler School of Music, where they are mentored by the highly acclaimed Miró Quartet. They also serve as Associated Artists at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Waterloo, Belgium, where they are mentored by the Artemis Quartet. The Thalea String Quartet were top prize winners at both the 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the 2018 Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition.
Concert pianist Michelle Cann is a young artist who made her orchestral debut at age 14. She regularly appears in recital and as a chamber musician at venues worldwide, including the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and recently performed with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in its Green Umbrella Series at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and again at the Barbican in London.
Their program in Fullerton will include works by Haydn, Piazzolla, Copland, and Florence Price, as well as a new commission by Akshaya Avril Tucker.