Weigang Li, violin
Yi-Wen Jiang, violin
Honggang Li, viola
Nicholas Tzavaras, cello
with guest artists DaXun Zhang (double bass) and Orion Weiss (piano)
The Shanghai Quartet is proud to present the Northeast premiere of David Del Tredici’s Bullycide, a new work written in memory of five gay teens who committed suicide, including Rutgers student Tyler Clementi. With elements that revolve around the number “5”, the piece serves as a passionate tribute to five young men who left too soon and to the lives that might have been.
The Quartet will also perform works by Franz Joseph Haydn's String Quartet in D Minor ("Quinten"), op. 76, no. 2 and Giuseppe Verdi's String Quartet in E Minor.
Find out more about Shanghai Quartet at shanghaiquartet.com.
Bullycide is commissioned by La Jolla Music Society for SummerFest, Peak Performances at Montclair State University and Chamber Music Northwest.