JACK Quartet

Sunday, July 22, 2007, 7 PM

The JACK Quartet formed with an appetite for today's most demanding string quartet repertoire. Comprised of violist John Pickford Richards, violinists Ari Streisfeld and Christopher Otto, and cellist Kevin McFarland, the quartet has given high-energy performances in Europe and North America including appearances at the Lucerne Festival, Carnegie Hall, and the Festival Internacional de Música Contemporánea de Michoacán in Mexico.

The members of the JACK Quartet met while attending the Eastman School of Music where, in addition to learning standard repertoire, they pursued period, non-western, and popular performance styles. The quartet has studied with the Arditti Quartet, Kronos Quartet, and members of the Ensemble Intercontemporain and has worked closely with composers Helmut Lachenmann, Matthias Pintscher, Samuel Adler, Aaron Travers, Aaron Cassidy, and Robert Wannamaker.

Tickets are $5, and the concert will take place at The Tank.

Cat O' Nine Tails (1988)
- John Zorn

String Quartet No. 1, Op. 1 (1959)
- György Kurtág

String Quartet in Four Parts (1950)
- John Cage

Correspondence (1992)
- Peter Eötvös