Classical Concert Sundays: The Altius Quartet
The Stanley Live and The Central City Opera are excited to announce the next performance in the Classical Concert Sunday series! Join us on Sundays for an afternoon of song and story at The Historic Stanley Hotel.
Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 | Doors: 1.30pm | Show: 2.00pmPURCHASE TICKETS
Currently based in Boulder, CO the Altius Quartet is determined to further the art of chamber music through performance, education, and outreach. Deriving their name from the Olympic motto Citius, Altius, Fortius (Latin for Faster, Higher, Stronger), Altius strives to communicate art to a diverse audience through community engagement and innovative repertoire. Hailed as “rich” and “captivating” by the renowned music blog, I Care If You Listen, the Altius Quartet has garnered an international reputation and attracts audiences through their charisma and vitality. Having recently released an album of contemporary works, Quadrants, Altius is also dedicated to working with and performing works by living composers.
Formed in 2011, Altius has held the position of Fellowship String Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Colorado-Boulder, where they were mentored by the world renowned Takács Quartet. Altius Quartet has also served as Ensemble-in-Residence at the Southern Methodist University, working closely with Matt Albert, Emanuel Borok, and Andres Diaz. Other mentors include Donald Weilerstein, Sylvia Rosenberg, James Dunham, the Emerson String Quartet, Pacifica Quartet, Miró Quartet, Shanghai Quartet, and Kronos Quartet. Altius has also collaborated with celebrated artists such as Håkan Rosengren, Anton Nel, Andres Diaz, Peter Nágy, Geraldine Walther and Bright Sheng.
In the spring of 2017, Altius released their debut album Dress Code on the PARMA label, and was highly praised for their musicianship and versatility. Review Graveyard remarked, “The appeal for this album is huge. It introduces classical music to those that are not normally fans…” For their second album, Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartets Nos. 7, 8, and 9, Altius has received critical acclaim from Fanfare Magazine describing them as “thrilling and enthralling” and their performance as “visceral and wrenching.”
The Altius Quartet is deeply committed to delivering chamber music to a wide variety of audiences, often performing concerts at alternative venues such as jazz clubs, bars, cafes, homeless shelters, and prisons. Altius also performs and teaches master classes at public schools throughout the country, and partners with Denver Friends of Chamber Music to secure outreach events in the state of Colorado.
Altius can be found on all platforms of social media via the handle @altiusquartet. An up to date performance schedule can be found on their website: AltiusQuartet.com.