Ivalas Quartet at HT

2022–2023 Season: Big Fish, Bigger Pond

Eleanor Alberga (b. 1949)String Quartet No. 1
Osvaldo Golijov (b. 1960)Tenebrae
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Op. 130
Reuben Kebedeviolin
Tiani Buttsviolin
Aimée McAnultyviola
Pedro Sánchezcello

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In a special season event, ACMC is teaming up with Huston-Tillotson University to present the Ivalas Quartet, Grand Prize winners of the 2022 Coltman Chamber Music Competition.

Tickets available online. If you cannot reserve online in advance, there will be an opportunity to purchase at the door. Tickets are $25 for General Admission. Admission will be free for all students with student ID (including non-HT students), as well as HT staff and faculty with ID.


String Quartet No. 1 | Eleanor Alberga (b. 1949)

  • Détaché et matellato e zehr lebhaft und Swing It Man
  • Espressivo with wonder and yearning
  • Frantically driven yet playful

Tenebrae | Osvaldo Golijov (b. 1960)


String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Op. 130 | Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)

  • Adagio ma non troppo — Allegro
  • Presto
  • Andante con moto ma non troppo
  • Alla danza tedesca. Allegro assai
  • Cavatina: Adagio molto espressivo
  • Finale: Allegro

Reuben Kebede & Tiani Butts, violins | Aimée McAnulty, viola | Pedro Sánchez, cello

Ivalas Quartet

The Ivalas Quartet has been changing the face of classical music since their inception at the University of Michigan in 2017. Dedicated to the celebration of BIPOC voices, Ivalas seeks to disrupt the classical music world by continuously spotlighting BIPOC composers. The Quartet spent 2019–2022 in residence at the University of Colorado-Boulder under the mentorship of the Takács Quartet. They are winners of the 2019 WDAV Young Artist Chamber Music Competition and received the Grand Prize at the 2022 Coltman Competition. Through the Sphinx Organization, Ivalas has presented educational programming in the Metro Detroit area. In Colorado, they have developed a partnership with El Sistema Colorado and have been a part of the Aspen Music Festival Musical Connections program. The Ivalas Quartet has been named Juilliard’s 2022–2024 Graduate Resident String Quartet.

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