Deer Valley Music Festival

Skyros and Battery String Quartets

August 1 | 8 PM | Saint Mary's Church

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Program includes world-premieres by Utah composers Haruhito Miyagi and Devin Maxwell.

Part of the Deer Valley Music Festival's Emerging Quartet and Composers Program.
The Emerging Quartets & Composers program, a project of the Muir String Quartet and composer Joan Tower, began in 1989 and has had various homes in Utah, including Snowbird and Park City. It became an integral part of DVMF’s Education program when the festival was founded in 2003.

For the three-week seminar, two elite emerging string quartets join their established professional counterpart, the Muir Quartet, in the Deer Valley area.
• They rehearse and are coached by Muir Quartet members daily.
• They coach Utah students attending summer music camps in the area.
• They participate with their mentors in discussions about the string quartet business, including the commissioning of new works.

The emerging quartets benefit from the opportunity to perform new string quartets by two up-and-coming composers, who participate in the program under the mentorship of Joan Tower. In a final concert, the two quartets perform pieces from the classical string quartet repertoire, and the world premieres of the new works by the program’s emerging composers.