Jacob Adams

Violist • Teacher • Musicologist

New video posted

Posted January 25, 2019

I posted a new video from last night’s faculty recital at UA under the ‘Listen and Watch’ tab. It is a piece that is near and dear to me – “Limestone and Felt” by the brilliant Caroline Shaw. Caroline and I go way back – we were playing string quartets by day and recording strange Knob Creek-fueled Christmas carols by night in New Haven back in 2006-7 – and now, ho-hum, she’s a Pulitzer-prize winner.

But that’s not all! The other violist on stage with me is my lovely and talented wife, Shannon McCue. We have been looking for an opportunity to collaborate on something like this, and Caroline’s playful and exuberant piece felt like the perfect match. I couldn’t be more pleased with how it came together. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed playing it!