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Kindred Spirits Arts Programs
October @ 7:30PM
Milford, PA

University Center for the Arts
October 24 @ 7:30PM
Fort Collins, CO

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Our debut album is now available for purchase on CAG Records!



Contemporary: Standard Works
György Ligeti: String Quartet No. 1 Metamorphoses Nocturnes
Alfred Schnittke: String Quartet No. 3
Benjamin Britten: String Quartet No. 1
Igor Stravinsky: Three Pieces for String Quartet

Contemporary: Living Composers
Caroline Shaw: Valencia (6’)
Jessie Montgomery: Voodoo Dolls (5’)
Jessie Montgomery: Breakaway (10’)
Howie Kenty: An Impetuous Old Friend (3’)
Don Byron: String Quartet No. 2, Four Thoughts on Marvin Gaye (15’)

Improvisatory Compositions by PUBLIQuartet
Bird in Paris (5’): Improvisations on Debussy and Charlie Parker
Epistrophe (8’): Improvisations on Igor Stravinsky and
Thelonious Monk
Haydn’s Time Machine (5-15’): Based on Haydn String
Quartet, Op. 50 No. 2

Arrangements by PUBLIQuartet
Claude Debussy: Golliwog’s Cakewalk
Heitor Villa Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
Piazzolla: Libertango
Piazzolla: Oblivion
Mendelssohn: Song without Words

PUBLIQ Access Winners 2014 & 2015
David Biedenbender: Surface Tension (7’)
Eugene Birman: String Quartet No. 1 (7-10’)
Mathew Browne: Great Danger, Keep Out (5’)
Tyler Capp: Paramnesia (5’)
Ramon Castillo: Caution Wedding Cake for Electronics and String Quartet (10’) (Tech required+optional video projections)
Gilad Cohen: Jerusalem Stones (6’)
Peter Christian: Fast Cheap and Out of Control (6’)
Nahyun Kim: Iracundia (6’)
Luis Felipe Nieto Sachica: Cantos Memoriales (8’)
Alyssa Weinberg: Parallels (8’)

For complete list of repertoire, please contact PQ


Stylings of the Improvising String Quartet

Interactive concert, demonstration, and Q&A with student participation for classes without instruments

30-45 minutes, ages 5-14, beginner to advanced

PUBLIQuartet performs some of their favorite crowd pleasers incorporating their unique improvisational abilities. The pieces on this program, composed by PQ and friends, are built on the different rolls that occupy the musical space: rhythm, bass, melody, harmony, and texture. PQ’s unique improvisational background allows for highly interactive workshops, allowing for the students to actually participate and perform alongside PQ. Students’ ears and focus will be challenged in a safe setting with directed questions regarding the sounds they hear, how PQ creates them, and what effect the sounds have on the listener.

Condozer (Student Conductor Composer)

Interactive concert, demonstration, Q&A, and structured class improvisation and composition for classes with string instruments.

45 minutes, ages 8-14 beginner to advanced

PUBLIQuartet will teach the students about the 4 parts of music (rhythm, bass, melody, harmony, and texture) through short performances and demonstrations, which will lead into an interactive composition game for the students, called Condozer. In this game students compose an improvisation piece by conducting and directing the class with hand gestures that correspond to the various parts of music. This game is always a big hit with students.


Advanced improvisation and composition workshop.

45-90 minutes, available for multiple sessions, high school or college-level students

PUBLIQuartet presents an in-depth approach to composition and structured improvisation through challenging and comprehensive exercises in rhythm, harmony, melody, bass, and texture. Students will learn their function within an improvisational setting, and with their learned musical skills, will be able to improvise and transform written material.