Morris to Perform at Carnegie Hall, Puget Sound Venues

Written by Laura Paskin
September 17, 2013

Music Professor Quinton Morris, director of the chamber and instrumental music program in the Fine Arts Department, makes his third appearance at New York City’s Carnegie Hall on January 11, 2014. He will present works by Beethoven, Brahms and Grieg.  Morris, who received his Doctor of Musical Arts at The University of Texas at Austin, has been on the faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences since 2007.

Morris has performed in concert halls throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. He debuted in a chamber music performance at Carnegie Hall in 2011 with soprano Indra Thomas and pianist Maimy Fong.  Last year, Morris returned to Carnegie Hall with pianist Erin Chung for a solo recital debut.  Both recitals sold out days before the performance.  

Most recently, Morris has celebrated some major achievements in the Seattle area.  He collaborated with choreographer Donald Byrd of Spectrum Dance Company at the opening of the Heather Hart installation, sponsored by the Seattle Art Museum.  He also presented a lecture on “The Age of the Artist Entrepreneur” through the TEDxSeattle Conference and similar talks at Seattle Chapter 4 Rotary Club and Starbucks Corporate Headquarters.  

In addition to his teaching and performing, Morris served as the artistic/executive director and founder of The Young Eight, the only American string octet comprised of distinguished African-American string players from the nation’s prestigious music schools and conservatories.  The octet retired in 2012.  

The Saturday, January 11, 2014, 2 pm concert is at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

In addition to the Carnegie Hall concert, Morris will perform at venues in the Puget Sound area. Below is his concert schedule:

Friday, November 8, 2013, 7:30 pm
Chamber Music Concert
Pigott Auditorium at Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
With Amber Archibald (viola), Kevin Krentz (violoncello), Gordon Back (piano)
Tickets: $5.00 students, $8.00 faculty/staff $12.00 general admission

Friday, December 6, 2013, 7:30 pm
Haller Lake Music Series
Haller Lake United Methodist Church
13055 First Avenue NE
With David Jolley (horn) and Erin Chung (piano)
Tickets at the door.

Saturday, December 7, 2013, 7:30 pm
Chapel of St. Ignatius at Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
With David Jolley (horn) and Erin Chung (piano)

Concerto Soloist with the Renton Youth Symphony
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 3 pm
Carco Theater
1717 SE Maple Valley Hwy, Renton

The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers and 42 undergraduate major and 37 minors degrees and 6 master’s degrees, including an MFA in Arts Leadership. The Fine Arts Department offers a B.M. in String Performance, music minor, and B.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts with a music specialization.