string quartet No. 1

St Petersburg and NYC performances of Cave string works

In 2010 Jenna composed her String Quartet No. 1, a substantial work in three movements. Written in the composer's own musical voice, the work would best be described as a contemporary piece with an emphasis on rhythmic interplay between instruments and shifting modal harmonies, drawing influence from the sound worlds of post 1960s jazz and composers such as Bela Bartok and Maurice Ravel. This month will see the world premiere performances of two versions of this work.

Trilogy for Strings (2010 & 2016) sees the original quartet rewritten for a string orchestra of 12 players. St Petersburg orchestra WARM & PEACE, directed by rising conducting star Hoshimi Sakai, will premiere the work in concert alongside other new and classic repertoire:

7pm, Monday 21 November 2016
St Petersburg Conservatory Concert Hall




New York bassist Ron Wasserman leads various innovative projects and ensembles moving between the worlds of classical music, dance, jazz orchestras and trad jazz.  In December he is curating a bar recital of jazz influenced works for string quartet and string quartet with bass, performing with the Yeats String Quartet. The recital will include the world premiere performance of Cave's original String Quartet No. 1 (2010).  

7pm, Sunday December 18 2016
Bar Thalia, 2537 Broadway, New York