Cellist and UCSB faculty member Jennifer Kloetzel is featured on composer Elena Ruehr’s latest CD, Ruehr: Six String Quartets, along with the Cypress String Quartet, Borromeo String Quartet, and baritone Stephen Salters. The album serves as the final recording for the Cypress String Quartet, which Kloetzel helped found over 20 years ago. The quartet recorded five of Ruehr’s six quartets on the album, and commissioned three of them.
About the album
For Guggenheim Fellow composer Elena Ruehr the appeal of the string quartet lies in the ability of four instruments to express an infinite range of emotional possibilities, to communicate across time. Her six string quartets attest to her enthusiasm for musical time-travel: echoes of Perotin, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Dvořák, Schoenberg and jazz are there, but the musical language is purely her own. Elena’s Six String Quartets are a magnum opus, three of them commissioned by the Cypress String Quartet, two by the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, and one an ASCAP Award winner. Purchase the album here.
About Jennifer Kloetzel
A graduate of The Juilliard School and a Fulbright Scholar, cellist Jennifer Kloetzel has concertized throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. A founding member of the Cypress String Quartet, Ms. Kloetzel has toured the world and performed at outstanding venues such as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Chautauqua Institute and the Ravinia Festival, the Lobkowicz Palaces in both Vienna and Prague, as well as prominent colleges and conservatories nationwide. Read more here.
February 26, 2018 - 10:12am