JACK Quartet

April 20th, 2007, 7:30 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, University of California in San Diego, and Festival Internacional de Musica Contemporanea de Michoacan.

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 at the Pro-Bio Foundation Summer School for Contemporary Quartet Music and members of the Ensemble Intercontemporain at the Lucerne Festival Academy and has worked closely with composers Helmut Lachenmann, Matthias Pintscher, Samuel Adler, and Robert Wannamaker.

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

Trois Eclats Series(2005)
- Aaron Travers

String Quartet No. 3 "Grido"(2001)
- Helmut Lachenmann

String Quartet(2002)
- Aaron Cassidy

- Iannis Xenakis