Two magnificently talented quartets—the Jupiter and Jasper Quartet—join forces for a dynamic concert featuring music of Haydn and Ligeti, one by each quartet, and culminating in a combined performance of the Mendelssohn Octet.                                                              

PROGRAM
HAYDN: Quartet in F major, Op. 77, No.2
LIGETI: String Quartet No. 1
MENDELSSOHN: Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20

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Jupiter String Quartet

Nelson Lee, violin | Megan Freivogel, violin | Liz Freivogel, viola | Daniel McDonough, cello 

The Jupiter String Quartet is a dynamic and democratic ensemble that has developed into one of the world’s most sought-after chamber groups. Over its 14-year history, the Jupiter has won first prize in multiple competitions including Banff International String Quartet Competition and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.  Graduates of the Cleveland Institute of Music and Oberlin College, the Quartet continues to gather acclaim through membership in Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society Two, as well as receiving an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2008.

“Every so often a performance leaves us in awe of its loving sophistication, its attention to the finest details of balance and expression…”  Dallas Morning News

In addition to their performing career, the Jupiters are the String Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. The Quartet has recorded works by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Shostakovich and Britten for Marquis Records. As part of a recording for iTunes in conjunction with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Deutsche Grammophon, the Quartet performed American works by Barber, Seeger and Gershwin. Most recently, they collaborated on a collection of works by Ravel (Ravel: Intimate Masterpieces) on the Oberlin College label. Two upcoming recordings are in the works on the Azica label this season.