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icarus Quartet

Like the mythological figure from which it draws its name, the half piano/half percussion icarus Quartet dares to fly towards the sun, aspiring to new heights of artistry. Following their Carnegie Hall debut, composer Paul Lansky simply remarked, “This is music making of the highest order.” The Wall Street Journal hailed icarus Quartet’s 2022 album, BIG THINGS, as “a beautifully immersive recording…an impressive calling card.” Larry Weng, Christopher Goodpasture, Matt Keown, and Jeff Stern are all celebrated soloists in their own rights, and together they have found a special chemistry and inimitable joy playing chamber music. They are dedicated to the discovery, creation, and performance of new music, but what distinguishes their approach to contemporary music is a strong training and background in the classical genre. icarus Quartet is committed to performing new works with a studied and convincing interpretation that mirrors the validity of works with performance practices developed over centuries.



Join the iCarus Quartet for a pre-concert talk before their Conversations in Modern Music performance at 7:30 pm.



Please plan to arrive early as parking on campus can be tricky. Learn more about parking and directions to UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus.

This pre-concert talk is part of the 2023-2024 Conversations in Modern Music series. Conversations in Modern Music is funded by the Jaroslav F. and Barbara S. Hulka Fund for Music in the Chapel Hill community. This series endeavors to enhance the musical interests of an informed community audience by bringing performers, composers, and music historians with an expertise in new music to UNC.

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