#PickoftheWeek | Quartet Performs amid Artwork at Noguchi Museum
BY QEDC It's In Queens
With sculptures providing a stunning backdrop, the Argus Quartet filled Noguchi Museum with beautiful music in early April.
The concert, Noise/SILENCE, explored the symbiosis of silence and sound ─ both of which can be deafening ─ through music inspired by Isamu Noguchi’s art.
This show will make its digital world premiere on Sunday, April 25, at 7:30 pm as part of the Five Borough Music Festival.
The free program includes selections from Rolf Wallin’s “Curiosity Cabinet,” John Cage’s “String Quartet in Four Parts,” Dorothy Rudd Moore’s “Modes for String Quartet,” and Paul Wiancko’s “Vox Petra.”
After the premiere, Noise/SILENCE will be available via streaming for the rest of 2021.
The Argus Quartet ─ Clara Kim (violin), Giancarlo Latta (violin), Maren Rothfritz (viola), and Audrey Chen (cello) ─ is dedicated to playing chamber music in a way that emphasizes the joys of human connection, community, and discovery. The ensemble took first place at the M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition 2017 and the Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition 2017.
Located at 9-01 33rd Rd. in Long Island City, Noguchi Museum was founded and designed by Isamu Noguchi to display his artwork. The venue, which includes 27,000-square-feet of exhibition space and an outdoor sculpture garden, is open on a reduced basis due to COVID right now.