Vienna-Based String Quartet ensemble LUX Coming to Austrian Cultural Forum New York
On Thursday, November 17 at 7:30pm the Vienna-based string quartet, ensemble LUX, comes to the Austrian Cultural Forum New York on 11 East 52nd St, New York, NY in their first North American tour.
The program represents 100 years of Austrian modern music. The chronological beginning of the program is Anton Webern's "Five Movements" for string quartet from 1909, continuing on with Arnold Schönberg's "String Trio" (1946). Hans Erich Apostel "6 Epigramme" for string quartet were composed in 1962. Two considerably more contemporary pieces-"settori" by Olga Neuwirth (1999) and Thomas Wally's "la pureté de l'envie blanche" (2010)-complete the program.
Admission is free, and reservations, via www.acfny.org or (212)-319-5300 ex.222, are required.
ensemble LUX is a string quartet based in Vienna, Austria which is primarily dedicated to the performance and promotion of contemporary chamber music. After the group's formation in 2004, it quickly established a strong presence in the Austrian contemporary music scene.