Bridge Records Catalog

The Lark Quartet
A Farewell Celebration

$ 14.99

The Lark Quartet brings its stellar 34 year career to a close with this celebratory album. On it, the Lark Quartet offers premiere recordings of works by John Harbison, Kenji Bunch, Anna Weesner and Andrew Waggoner, all composed for this occasion. Assisting Lark Quartet are Yousif Sheronick, percussion (Bunch), Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet (Weesner) and the Lark's four founding members (Waggoner).  The Lark has performed in many of the world's great cultural centers including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Library of Congress, London's Wigmore Hall, LOpéra de la Bastille in Paris, and appeared at festivals including Lockenhaus,  Schleswig-Holstein, Mostly Mozart, Istanbul Festival, Wolftrap and the Beethoven Festival in Moscow. The Lark is known for performances of "grace, proportion and burnished brilliance" (The Washington Post), and for offering audiences programs featuring the great standard quartet repertoire alongside recent music from the Americas, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.



"A small milestone in the history of American chamber music.” - AllMusic

This wonderful recording is a fitting tribute to a distinguished chamber ensemble.” - American Record Guide

Is A Farewell Celebration indeed the last hurrah for this remarkable quartet of ladies? If so, they have certainly gone out with a bang.” - Atlanta Audio Club

Other Lark recordings on Bridge:
Composing America (BRIDGE 9423)
Jennifer Higdon: An Exaltation of Larks (BRIDGE 9379)

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John Harbison: String Quartet No. 6

Kenji Bunch: Megalopolis

with Yousif Sheronick, percussion

Anna Weesner: The Eight Lost Songs of Orlando Underground

with Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet

Andrew Waggoner: Ce morceau de tissu for 2 quartets

with the original Lark Quartet


The Lark Quartet: 30th Anniversary Album was supported by New Music USA. To follow the project as it unfolds, visit my project page: