Project Description

Op. 12 by Zoltan Kodaly III. vivo

The Talk

“If I were to name the composer whose works are the most perfect embodiment of the Hungarian spirit, I would answer, Kodaly. His work proves his faith in the Hungarian spirit. The obvious explanation is that all Kodaly’s composing activity is rooted only in Hungarian soil, but the deep inner reason is that his unshakable faith and trust in the constructive power and future of his people.” -Bela Bartock (1928)

About Fry Street Quartet

Hailed as “a triumph of ensemble playing” (New York Times), Fry Street Quartet has perfected a “blend of technical precision and scorching spontaneity” (Strad). Fry Street Quartet began its international career in 2002 as cultural ambassadors to the Balkan States, sponsored by Carnegie Hall and the U.S. Department of State. This tour featured the European debut of J. Mark Scearce’s “Y2K”, commissioned for Fry Street. Subsequent international appearances have included France, the Czech Republic, Austria and Brazil. Fry Street Quartet is the quartet-in-residence at the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University in Logan, Utah.