Wednesday, June 26 @ 5pm
The O&W Acoustic Stage
Lifting listeners with an elegant round of stylized contemporary strings compositions is a unique Ann Arbor quartet. Room 1078’s mission is to support the 21st century evolution of performance as “classical” musicians, using innovative takes on modern repertoire, improvisation, and folk music. Their collaboration of violins, cello, and viola explores ways to engage listeners with passion, energy, and precision. Founded at the University of Michigan in 2015, they began with the desire to promote the music of their fellow student composers in the graduate program. Their debut album, By the Skin of Our Teeth, was released in 2017 and was composed entirely by U-M alumnus Nathan Thatcher. For young musicians there is an impressive breadth of experience between them, including playing with the Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Midland symphonies. They are also ambassadors for the YInMn Project out of Atlanta, which is bringing an awareness of contemporary classical music to Ann Arbor in June, and offers audiences interactive, intimate, and visually oriented experiences.