Clara Lyon and Maeve Feinberg, violin; Doyle Armbrust, viola; Russell Rolen, cello
Gramophone magazine calls the Spektral Quartet “highly interactive, creative, and collaborative” and “unlike anything its intended audience—or anyone else—has ever heard.” In 2016 the quartet released the Grammy-nominated Serious Business, an exploration of the many faces of humor in classical music. This season the group makes its Italian debut in Rome, gives the Chicago premiere of Morton Feldman’s six-hour String Quartet No. 2 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, records new works by Anthony Cheung, and begins a major new initiative on Chicago’s South Side in collaboration with multidisciplinary artist Theaster Gates.
The quartet’s program features new works by Bienen School composition students Jose Arellano, Nicholas Cline, Sam Scranton, Luis Fernando Amaya Muoz, Ethan David Boxley, Liza Sobel, Craig Davis Pinson, and Austin Joseph Busch.
Admission is free.