In Memory

2011 – For solo dancer and string quartet. Commissioned and premiered in Ann Arbor, MI.

This string quartet was commissioned for Daniela Blechner’s senior dance recital at the University of Michigan. The choreography was dedicated to her recently deceased grandfather. One piece which Daniela was inspired by was Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Theme by Thomas Tallis. The quartet takes a similar tone, but ultimately casts a light of hope in the final chords.