KIND OF BLUE

Dvořák: String Quartet in F major, Op. 96 “American”

Gershwin (arr. Formosa Quartet): Summertime

Debussy: String Quartet

Stephane Grappelli (arr. Jasmine Lin): Four Jazz Tunes

 

UNPOPPED

Mozart: String Quartet in B-flat major, K. 589

Clancy Newman: Pop-Unpopped: #1 Songs from Around the World

Bartók: String Quartet No. 5

 

HIGH FIVE

Haydn: String Quartet in D minor, Op. 76, No. 2, “Fifths”

Formosa Quartet Set (SEE NOTE BELOW)

Haydn: String Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 33 No. 2, “Joke”

(Also available as a one-hour program without intermission)

 

 

Formosa Quartet Sets vary in length and comprise selections from the Quartet’s exclusive collection of world, folk, jazz, and poetry arrangements. It’s recommended that you let the Formosa decide – on the spot! – what to play. Guaranteed fun will ensue! But they are also most happy to plan out a set in advance.

 

Quartet Set repertory includes (but grows daily!):

·         Jasmine Lin’s Grappelli arrangements (Djangology, Star Eyes, Chasing Shadows, In the Still of the Night, Shine, Bricktop, Minor Swing, Sweet Lorraine, and more)

·         Short pieces that involve speaking and playing by Dana Wilson such as The Night of h’s, Apart, and Shakatong (the first two are settings of poetry of Jasmine Lin)

·         Autumn in New York arranged by Wei-Chieh Lin

·         Taiwanese folk songs

·         Fiddle tunes arranged by Ben Russell (including Orange Blossom Special and Cherokee Shuffle)