Bowerbird pres. JACK QUARTET perform works by Nono, Lachenman, and Berenson.
The internationally acclaimed JACK Quartet returns for a concert featuring masterworks by Luigi Nono, Helmut Lachenman, and the world premiere of Philadelphia based composer Adam Berenson's String Quartet No. 3. In addition to the new work, JACK will perform Lachenmann's own String Quartet No. 3 "Grido" (2001), and Nono's radical late period contribution to the genre, Fragmente-Stille, an Diotima (1980).
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
The JACK Quartet electrifies audiences worldwide with "explosive virtuosity" (Boston Globe) and "viscerally exciting performances" (New York Times). The Washington Post commented, "The string quartet may be a 250-year-old contraption, but young, brilliant groups like the JACK Quartet are keeping it thrillingly vital." The quartet has performed to critical acclaim at Wigmore Hall, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Library of Congress, La Biennale di Venezia, and Carnegie Hall. Comprising violinists Christopher Otto and Ari Streisfeld, violist John Pickford Richards, and cellist Kevin McFarland, JACK is focused on the commissioning and performance of new works, leading them to work closely with composers including Helmut Lachenmann, GyÃ¶rgy KurtÃ¡g, and Wolfgang Rihm.
THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN FUNDED IN PART, WITH A GRANT FROM THE AMERICAN COMPOSER'S FORUM - PHILADELPHIA CHAPTER AND WITH FUNDS RAISED VIA USA PROJECTS.
Admission is FREE