Sundays @ Four: Friction Quartet

Crowden presents Sundays @ Four, our series of low-cost, family friendly concerts featuring distinguished chamber musicians. Artists speak about each work and share their personal observations in these intimate concerts. As always at Crowden, children under 18 attend free.
Sunday, May 14, 2023 @ 4pm

Friction Quartet
Otis Harriel, violin
Kevin Rogers, violin
Mitso Floor, viola
Doug Machiz, cello (Crowden faculty)

Featuring John Adams Young Composers Program faculty and alumni!
Friction Quartet, whose performances have been called “terribly beautiful” (San Francisco Classical Voice), “stunningly passionate” (Calgary Herald), and “exquisitely skilled” (ZealNYC), exists to modernize the chamber music experience and expand the string quartet repertoire. Since forming in 2011, Friction has commissioned 43 works for string quartet and given world premiere performances of more than 80 works.

In this very special concert, Friction performs original works by our John Adams Young Composers Program faculty and alumni, including Dan Becker, Belinda Reynolds, Matthew Cmiel, John Reager, Mario Godoy, and Lauren Vandervelden.



Works by Crowden John Adams Young Composers Program faculty & alumni:

  • Dan Becker
  • Belinda Reynolds
  • Matthew Cmiel
  • John Reager
  • Mario Godoy
  • Lauren Vandervelden

Free Meet-the-Artists Reception following the performance!

$25 general admission, $20 seniors/students 18+, and free for children under 18

Reserve tickets online here


All guests must wear masks. This event is subject to change to comply with all public health guidelines.

The health and safety of our artists, audiences, staff, and community are our top priority. Crowden adheres to all CDC guidelines and local policies, and continues to closely monitor information from public health officials. Please be aware that these safety protocol may change, and that Crowden will communicate additional details if necessary. Please contact us with any additional questions.


Learn more about the artists and the Sundays @ Four chamber music series here.


May 14 2023


4:00 pm
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