Composer Robert Sirota has successfully raised funding for the commission of his second string quartet, American Pilgrimage, through individual contributions on Kickstarter! The American String Quartet will premiere the piece in New York City on September 23, 2016.
Sirota's first string quartet, Triptych, was written for the Chiara String Quartet in 2002 as an impassioned response to the 9/11 tragedy. Other groups performed the work, most notably the American String Quartet, who made it a part of their concert repertoire, and who asked Sirota to write a new quartet for them. While Triptych is a meditation on one of the most tragic chapters in our national history, American Pilgrimage is a celebration of the beauty, pathos, and variety of both our geography and culture.
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