DOORS @ 7:30 / SHOWS @ 8PM, UNLESS POSTED OTHERWISE
Alta Quartet • Alexandra Saraceno • Theresa Rosas •7:00 Door 7:30 Show $12.00 suggested donationAlta4tet / Alexandra Saraceno and Theresa RosasProkofiev String Quartet No. 2 / Messiaen and Chopin Preludes for PianoALTA 4TET is a collaboration of four committed and curious musicians based in Brooklyn, NY who perform and premiere a wide range of music for string quartet. Founded in 2021, the group has been praised for their “fiery” and “faithful” performances (New York City Jazz Record) of contemporary repertoire, and regularly performs music both old and new.
Pianist Alexandra Saraceno has established herself as an avid soloist, chamber musician, and sought-after teaching artist. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in piano performance at Western Connecticut State University as a student of Russell Hirshfield, Alexandra completed her master’s degree and advanced certificate in piano performance and pedagogy at New York University as a student of Marilyn Nonken. Past engagements include “Expectation, Emancipation, Eternity: Exploring Messiaen’s Visions de l’Amen” a lecture-recital featuring the music of Schoenberg, Debussy, and Messiaen; “Hommage à Messiaen”, a recital in association with Spectrum’s Modern Piano Festival; and Mark Mothersbaugh’s Music for Six-Sided Keyboard at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Alexandra has cultivated a comprehensive approach to teaching through her work at the Center for Creative Youth at Wesleyan University, the School of Visual and Performing Arts at WCSU, and the Steinhardt School at NYU. In addition to her private studio, Alexandra teaches at the 92nd Street Y and Greenwich House Music School. www.alexandrasaraceno.comTheresa Rosas is a pianist and songwriter based in Brooklyn, currently working towards a full recording of Chopin’s 24 preludes, Op. 28 and her project, Rocks and Rivers, an album of original songs and compositions.