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program offerings

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Piano Quintets

with pianist Sarah Cahill

Fall 2020


Tania Leon - Piano Quintet

Jennifer Higdon Scene's from the Poet's Dreams

Max StoffregenThe Gila: River, Mesa and Mountain


Timo Andres - Piano Quintet 


Guitar Quintets

with guitarist Zane Forshee

2020 - 2021


Bryce DessnerMusic for High Strings and Guitar

Ronald Pearl TBD* (new commission)


Aaron Kernis - 100 Greatest Dance Hits

Boccherini Quintet


Percussion Duo + Quartet

with Arx Duo

2020 - 2021

Arx Duo has commissioned multiple new works for string quartet and two percussionists, totaling approximately 90 minutes of music.


Currently booking West Coast appearances with Friction Quartet. 

Read more about these commissions here

Friction Commissions

2020 - 2021

Over the past few years Friction has commissioned 12  pieces that will be available for programming during the 2020 - 2021 season.

Commissioning Initiative 1

Max Stoffregen - The Gila: River, Mesa, and Mountain for piano quintet 

Nicolas Lell Benavides - El Correcaminos

Piers Hellawell - Family Group with Alien

Nicole Lizée - TBD for amplified string quartet, amplified Ouija Boards, and voice with live processing + video    [tech rider]

Mario Godoy - String Quartet No. 2

Sarang Kim - Two Hearts

Commissioning Initiative 2

The second round of the Friction Commissioning Initiative includes six five to ten minute works by young composers from across the United States-- Kari Watson, Theo Haber, Benjamin Champion, Sofia Belimova, Rogelio Cardoza, and Carolina Bragg. 

Read more about these young composers here. 

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