by Clifton J. Noble, Jr., The Springfield Union-News
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Vermont composer Gwyneth Walker provided the concert's other substantial score, Short Set for String Quartet, performed by violinists Lani Bortfeld and Pamela Bartlett, violist Richard Loomis and cellist Nancy Rich. The piece carried the earmarks of Walker's best work: honesty, wit and unpredictability. Much of the piece fell into lithe swing and quartal, bebop-tinged harmonies.
From The Springfield Union News, Massachusetts