Friday Night Live! Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival: More Travels in the Soundscape

Join the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival for a presentation of More Travels in the Soundscape featuring three Shouse ensembles: Pelia String Quartet, F-PLUS, and Rolston String Quartet. 


  • BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2 (“Razumovsky”) 
  • GOLDSTEIN Jittery Engine J. MONTGOMERY Trio for Violin, Clarinet, and Percussion
  • FRANK Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout 

For the past 25 years, the Catherine Filene Shouse Institute has fostered artistic excellence among young, emerging ensembles. Established in 1997, the educational program is under the direction of violinist Philip Setzer, a founding member of the Emerson String Quartet. 

Formed in September 2019, the Pelia String Quartet is composed of doctoral students from the Music Department at Stony Brook University, where the ensemble is coached by the Emerson String Quartet and David Finckel. 

F-PLUS is a violin, clarinet, and percussion trio committed to collaborating with today’s most exciting composers to establish a diverse repertoire for their unique instrumentation. Formed in 2016, F-PLUS has premiered over 35 new works and has been the recipient of commissioning grants from Chamber Music America, the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Irish Arts Council, and the New Zealand Arts Council. 

Canada’s Rolston String Quartet was awarded First Prize at the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition and was the 2018 recipient of the Cleveland Quartet Award from Chamber Music America—the first international ensemble chosen for that prestigious honor.

Admission is free.