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Catalyst Quartet – CQ@Howl!
June 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
One event on June 7, 2018 at 7:00pm
Turbulent, wildly colorful and exploding with life, Strum sounded like a handful of American folk melodies tossed into a strong wind, cascading and tumbling joyfully around one another.
—Jessie Montgomery album review, The Washington Post
As part of the ongoing performance series, Catalyst Quartet—CQ@Howl! brings to life the reciprocal connection and common mission between Howl! Happening and Jessie Montgomery’s music to explore the intersections of art, music, performance, social justice, immigrants, equality, and community activism.
This evening will feature a performance by Jessie Montgomery’s duo, Big Dog Little Dog.
Jessie Montgomery is a violinist, composer and music educator from New York City. She performs and gives workshops in the US and abroad and her compositions are being performed by orchestras and chamber groups throughout the country.
Jessie was born and raised in Manhattan’s Lower East Side in the 1980s during a time when the neighborhood was at a major turning point in its history. Artists gravitated there and it was a hotbed of cultural activity and community development. Her parents (father a musician, her mother, an actress) were engaged in the activities of the neighborhood and regularly brought Jessie to rallies, performances and parties where neighbors, activists and artists gathered to celebrate and support the movements of the time. It is from this unique experience that Jessie has created a life in which performance, creativity, education and advocacy merge.