Spektral Quartet

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall

“The quartet proved that they have everything: a supreme technical command that seems to come easily, a capacity to make complicated music clear, and, most notably on this occasion, an ability to cast a magic spell,” raves the New York Times. Since its inception, the Spektral Quartet has sought connections between traditional classical works and those written in the 20th and 21st centuries. The ensemble’s endeavors have included the Mobile Miniatures project—which commissioned over 40 composers from across the country to write ringtone-length pieces for mobile devices—and collaborations with bandoneón-accordion virtuoso Julien Labro, Grammy-winning pianist Billy Childs, and saxophonist Miguel Zenón, a Guggenheim and MacArthur fellow. The group’s 2016 Sono Luminus release Serious Business illuminates the humor in classical music through works by Franz Joseph Haydn, David Reminick, Sky Macklay, and Chris Fisher-Lochhead.

Samuel Adams, Movement for String Quartet
George Lewis, String Quartet 1.5: Experiments in Living
Mikel Kuehn, String Quartet No. 1 ("If on a winter's night...")
Tomeka Reid, Prospective Dwellers

Tickets are $25 for the general public and $10 for students with valid ID (20% discount for Winter Chamber Music Festival subscribers)

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