Bridges Hall of Music
150 E. Fourth St.
The Eclipse String Quartet is joined by Joti Rockwell on electric guitar and mandolin in a program of music by Steve Mackey, John King and David Bruce.
The “poised, ravishing” (The Guardian) Eclipse String Quartet — with Sarah Thornblade and Sara Parkins, violins Alma Lisa Fernandez, viola and Maggie Parkins, cello — is an ensemble dedicated to the music of twentieth century and present day composers. The scope of their repertoire spans works from John Cage and Morton Subotnick to collaborations with the singers Beck and Caetano Veloso. They have the versatility to cross genres from works that include electronics and computer processing to the jazz compositions of Grammy-award-winning pianist Billy Childs.
Joined by Joti Rockwell, an Associate Professor of Music at Pomona College, he plays roots music, bluegrass, and contemporary concert music on the acoustic guitar, mandolin, and banjo. Prior to working at Pomona College he was one half of an acoustic duo, which toured extensively across the United States and recording five albums, one of which was for the Nashville label Compass Records.
Steven Mackey: Physical Property for electric guitar and string quartet
David Bruce: Cymbeline for mandolin and string quartet
John King: Lightening Slide for string quartet