Quince Ensemble: Women in Music

Lecture Series

Thursday, May 20, 2021



Join the International House Global Voices Program as we partner with the University of Chicago Department of Music to present Quince Ensemble for this interactive concert experience. Singing with the precision and flexibility of modern chamber musicians, Quince Ensemble is changing the paradigm of contemporary vocal music.  Described as "the Anonymous 4 of new music" by Opera News, Quince continually pushes the boundaries of vocal ensemble literature.

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Click the following link to join: https://uchicagogroup.zoom.us/j/98178974703?pwd=SG1WbEFQbW5OclV0cXpiTXZGQ0VnQT09

As dedicated advocates of new music, Quince regularly commissions new works, providing wider exposure for the music of living composers. They recently launched the Quince New Music Commissioning Fund, a fund to grow the repertoire for women and treble voices.  Quince has released four studio albums, Realign the Time, Hushers, Motherland,  and David Lang's love fail, all available on iTunes, CD Baby, Spotify, Bandcamp, and Amazon. 

In 2016, Quince was featured on the KODY Festival Lublin, Poland in collaboration with David Lang and Beth Morrison Projects. They have also appeared on the Outpost Concert Series, the Philip Glass: Music with Friends concert at the Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, Alia Musica, and the SONiC Festival in New York.  During the 2019-20 season, they can be seen with The Chicago Symphony Orchestra/MUSICNOW, at the Boston Conservatory, The Schubert Club, and UC Davis, to name a few.

Comprised of vocalists Liz Pearse (soprano), Kayleigh Butcher (mezzo soprano), Amanda DeBoer Bartlett (soprano), and Carrie Henneman Shaw (soprano), Quince thrives on unique musical challenges and genre-bending contemporary repertoire.

Visit the UChicago Presents website for tickets for the Concert Stream - Quince: love fail premiering on Friday, May 21.

This interactive performance and conversation by Quince Ensemble is presented by the International House Global Voices Performing Arts Series in partnership with the University of Chicago Department of Music as part of the Don Michael Randel Ensemble Residency. Named for University of Chicago President Emeritus Don Randel, the residency program enables deep engagement between exceptional visiting musical ensembles and UChicago faculty, students and staff.