Ying Quartet with Billy Childs

Eastman Ranlet Series, Eastman Piano Series

November 20, 2016 | 3:00 PM Kilbourn Hall
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Ying Quartet with Billy Childs

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Ying Quartet
Robin Scott, violin
Janet Ying, violin
Phillip Ying, viola
David Ying, cello

with special guest Billy Childs, piano

Jazz pianist/composer Billy Childs remains one of the most diversely prolific and acclaimed artists working in music today. Childs’ canon of original compositions and arrangements has garnered him the 2013 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship (2009), thirteen Grammy nominations, and four Grammy awards, most recently for Best Arrangement, Instrumental & Vocal (featuring Renée Fleming and Yo-Yo Ma) in 2015 for “New York Tendaberry,” from his highly successful release Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro. Previously he won Best Instrumental Composition for The Path Among the Trees (2011) and Into The Light (2005), from his much-heralded jazz/chamber releases, Autumn: In Moving Pictures and Lyric. Down Beat magazine states, “…Childs’ jazz/chamber group has taken the jazz-meets classical format to a new summit.”

The Eastman Piano Series is generously supported by the Fernando Laires Piano Fund.

Program:

Alexander Borodin String Quartet No. 2 in D Major
Billy Childs Piano Quintet (WORLD PREMIERE)
Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3
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