The Atom String Quartet will tour the United States on 7-16 January 2020. In less than two weeks, the quartet will play 7 concerts in various parts of the country. The American tour will begin the celebrations of the quartet's 10th anniversary.
It will be the ensemble's second tour in the United States, which this time will include cities such as Minneapolis, Madison, San Francisco, Phoenix, Baltimore and New York. The artists will present a diverse programme composed of works by Krzysztof Penderecki (from the ensemble's last album Penderecki), Zbigniew Seifert and musicians of the quartet. A special event will be held at Dizzy`s Club – Jazz at Lincoln Center, one of the most prestigious jazz clubs in the world. Atom String Quartet will perform there twice on 16 January: at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Atom String Quartet is one of the most intriguing string quartets in the world, and also one of best Polish jazz bands. The group combines the capabilities of a string quartet (i.e. two violins, viola and cello) with improvisation in its broad sense. The set of instruments of a chamber music ensemble, which is most classic and firmly established in music tradition, enables the artists to search for new sound and formal achievements. It is difficult to define, in an explicit way, the music style of the group. Its music output, besides jazz, shows sources of inspiration coming from Polish folk, music of various regions of the world, and also contemporary and classical music.
The American ASQ tour has been co-financed within the "Polish Culture in the World" programme of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.