by Erik Franklin
One of our chief missions as a quartet is to create and perform new works for our ensemble. So far, we have been fortunate enough to work with several of our composer-colleagues and have premiered their works. Collaborating on this music has challenged us as players and taught us many things about performing as a group. Many of the pieces have proven that today's composers (and clarinet quartets, for that matter!) can create wonderful, serious music for audiences to enjoy.