Enjoy a family-friendly concert that celebrates music’s power to connect our diverse community!
This event is free to the public, with Spanish translation provided. No tickets or reservations required. Following the concert, stay to meet the musicians and enjoy free refreshments. Program includes works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Joseph Haydn, Eleanor Alberga, and Jessie Montgomery.
Composed of violinists Reuben Kebede and Tiani Butts, violist Aimée McAnulty and cellist Pedro Sánchez, the Ivalas Quartet has been changing the face of classical music since their inception at the University of Michigan in 2016. By performing works for string quartet written by underrepresented BIPOC composers, the Ivalas Quartet strives to bring all kinds of audience members together in musical celebration.
The Ivalas Quartet had the pleasure of performing George Walker’s Lyric for Strings at their debut at Carnegie Hall in January of 2020. Later that year, they worked in collaboration with Walker’s son to program his String Quartet No. 1 with Friends of Chamber Music Denver and the Colorado Music Festival. In 2021, they created the first recording of Carlos Simon’s Warmth of Other Suns for string quartet under Lara Downes’ digital label Rising Sun Music. The Ivalas Quartet is currently the Graduate Quartet in residence at the University of Colorado-Boulder where they study under the renowned Takács Quartet.
Note: In order to protect the health of both the artists and our audience, masks will be required at all times.