Since then, increasingly busy concert seasons have taken Argus to some of the country’s most prestigious venues and festivals, including Carnegie’s Weill and Zankel Halls, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Chamber Music Society of Detroit, the Ravinia Festival, the Albany Symphony’s American Music Festival, and Music Academy of the West. Highlights of the 2019-20 season include debut performances for Washington Performing Arts at the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center’s Great Performers series, along with a return engagement in New York for the Schneider Concerts at the New School.
Argus has worked with many of today’s leading musical voices, including Martin Bresnick, Chris Cerrone, Ted Hearne, Garth Knox, Andrew Norman, Christopher Theofanidis, and Augusta Read Thomas. Recent commissions include new quartets by Katherine Balch, Donald Crockett, GRAMMY nominee Eric Guinivan, Hermitage Prize winner Thomas Kotcheff, and Guggenheim Fellowship recipient Juri Seo. Argus’s recording of Seo’s works for string quartet was released in May 2019 on Innova Recordings. The Quartet has received grants from the Koussevitsky Foundation, Chamber Music America, and the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in support of their commissioning efforts.
From 2015-17, the Quartet served as the Fellowship Quartet in Residence at the Yale School of Music under the guidance of the Brentano Quartet, and from 2017-19 held the position of Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School, where they worked closely with the Juilliard String Quartet. They have also held residencies at New Music on the Point, working with the JACK Quartet, and at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts as the Ernst Stiefel Quartet in Residence.
Education and outreach are an important part of the Argus Quartet’s mission. The Quartet has worked with students through residencies and masterclasses at Yale and Princeton, James Madison University, Rockport Music, the Milken School, the Young Musicians Foundation, California State University Long Beach, and Los Angeles City College.
Based in New York City, the Quartet was founded in Los Angeles in 2013, where its members shared many meals at their favorite taco truck on Argus Drive.
“The Argus Quartet is finding fresh, thrillingly expressive possibilities and adding bold new colors to a canvas that has their clear signature on it.”
“They played with supreme melodic control and total authority”
09/23/19 - 09/30/19
Yellow Barn | Artist Residency with Dana Fonteneau
New York, NY
Schneider Concert Series| Auditorium
Address: 66 West 12th Street.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
Box office: 319-273-SHOW (7469).
Address: 8201 Dakota Street.
Venue phone: (319) 273-3660.
Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music | H.W. Smith School
Admission: Free for students-$15 under 35-$20 senior-$25 regular.
Address: 1130 Salt Springs Road.
Venue phone: 315-682-7720.
Composers Guild of NJ | Salon 33
Admission: $20-Suggested Donation.
For more info, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laguna Woods, CA
Community Concerts of Laguna Woods Village | Performing Arts Center
Address: Performing Arts Center: 23822 Avenida Sevilla.
Venue phone: 949-454-0468.
New York, NY
Lincoln Center|David Rubenstein Atrium
Box office: 212-721-6500.
Address: 61 W 62nd Street.
Venue phone: 212-875-5375.
Norton Building Concert Series
Admission: $30 single seats.
Address: 200 West 11th Street.
Venue phone: (708) 429-6853.
Washington Performing Arts|Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Box office: 202.785.9727.
Address: 2700 F St NW.
Venue phone: (202) 833-9800.
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(212)-333-5200 ext. 116
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