The Crossroads Project
At the dawn of the 21st century...
humanity has arrived at an extraordinary Crossroads—a time and place where scientific ability to identify unprecedented risk, decades in advance, intersects society’s seeming inability to respond. Little of humanity’s course, as currently imagined, is sustainable—not our energy, not our economy, not our environment. But we are possessed of the knowledge we need, and a tide is rising.
The Crossroads Project is an artistic and scientific response to this reality.
On September 27, 2012, on the campus of Utah State University, The Fry Street Quartet joins with physicist and educator Dr. Robert Davies in an evocative performance combining music, information, imagery—and a dash of theater — merging intellectual with visceral, taking us from understanding to belief. This performance debuts a new string quartet by noted composer Laura Kaminsky, along with original works by painter Rebecca Allan, internationally recognized environmental photographer Garth Lenz, and Utah sculptor Lyman Whitaker.
Weaving together a chorus of artistic and scientific voices responding to one of society’s greatest challenges, The Crossroads Project is a deep-seated contemplation of the choices before us, the paths they forge, and the dramatically different landscapes to which they lead.
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FSQ at NOVA
The Fry Street Quartet enjoys a continuing residency with the Salt Lake City-based NOVA series. Projects include the Schoenberg Chamber Symphony under the direction of Thierry Fischer, and the premiere of a string quartet by Michael Ellison inspired by combining traditional Turkish and American themes.
San Jose Chamber Orchestra
March of 2013 will mark the premiere of yet another commissioned work involving the FSQ. This time for string quartet and chamber orchestra, this new work, by Brazilian composer Clarice Assad, will be performed with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra.