JoelFeigin212BComposer Joel Feigin’s Mosaic in Two Panels will be performed by the Ciompi String Quartet on Saturday, November 2 at 8:00 PM in Baldwin Auditorium, at the intersection of Onslow Street and West Markham Avenue, 1336 Campus Drive on the East campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

The composer writes, “In this work, the elements of a classical string quartet are fragmented like the polished stones of a mosaic.  The piece is in two large movements (or panels) separated by a pause, but fragments of a lively and playful “sonata movement”, a lyrical slow movement and a fast, energetic rondo constantly interrupt each other, creating a mercurial and unexpected sequence of events.  Two short movements occur in both panels: a mysterious introduction, and a fast fragment that introduces crucial joints of the form.  I am deeply grateful for the dedication and devotion that the members of the Ciompi Quartet have brought to this performance. Mosaic in Two Panels is dedicated to my wife, Severine Neff.” The piece was written in 1997.

Other works on the program are Brahms’ String Quartet No. 3 in B-flat Major, Op.67 and Beethoven’s Septet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20, with Allan Ware, clarinet; Saxton Rose,bassoon; Rachel Niketopoulos, french horn and John Brown, bass.

The Ciompi Quartet was founded at Duke University in 1965 by Italian violinist Giorgio Ciompi. All its members are professors at Duke and play a leading role in its cultural life, in addition to traveling widely throughout the year for performances. Visit them at

For tickets and more information about the November 2 event, call 919-684-4444 or visit

Joel Feigin’s Lament Amid Silence CD is on the MSR Classics label, featuring violist Helen Callus. More about it at A Professor of composition at the University of California Santa Barbara, Dr. Feigin studied with Nadia Boulanger at Fontainebleau and with Roger Sessions at The Juilliard School. His website is at

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