LISA RALIA HEFFTER (Composer, Viola) is a prominent composer whose variety of styles has been performed on stages around the world. One of Heffter’s first classical chamber works, “Eschape,” was reviewed by the New York Times as “astonishingly beautiful.” A presentation of Heffter’s Disney/Ascap award winning theatrical musical “Blood & Fire” was applauded by the panel as “every song is a hit out of the ballpark — way out of the ballpark!” Heffter has been commissioned for both theatrical and classical music, and has works being produced at Carnegie Hall in 2010. Most recently, Heffter wrote original music for Will Farrell’s hit Broadway show “You’re Welcome America.” Tonight, fresh off the page, her Carbon Fiber String Quartet was inspired by the impressive progressive concepts of the Calhoun School in New York.