Festivals & Series

Catalyst Quartet

Winter Chamber Music Festival

Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 7:30pm

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Karla Donehew-Perez and Jessie Montgomery, violin; Paul Laraia, viola; Karlos Rodriguez, cello

“Invariably energetic and finely burnished…playing with earthy vigor” –New York Times

Comprised of top laureates and alumni of the internationally acclaimed Sphinx Competition, the Catalyst Quartet has toured throughout the US and abroad, including sold-out performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Chicago’s Harris Theater, Miami’s New World Center, and Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium. Their festival appearances have included Mainly Mozart in San Diego, the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, and the opening performance of Napa’s 2014 Festival del Sole with Joshua Bell. In fall of 2017, the quartet released their latest album Dreams and Daggers, featuring Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant.

Heitor Villa-Lobos, String Quartet No. 1 
Astor Piazzolla, Suite del Angel
Alberto Ginastera, String Quartet No. 2

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Pick-Staiger Concert Hall


50 Arts Cir Dr
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Pick-Staiger is a 989-seat hall located in the Arts Circle on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University. The main lobby entrance for concerts is on the west side of the building (revolving and regular doors). Since its inception in 1975, the hall has functioned as both a classroom and performance facility for Bienen School of Music performing ensembles, faculty recitals, festivals, and professional guest artists.