The JACK Quartet returns to the Tank for another exciting program of contemporary string quartets. For this program the JACKs take on three European Masterworks from the 60s and 70s, including Xenakis' computer generated ST/4-1, 080262, Lachenmann's ground breaking String Quartet no. 1 "Gran Torso", and Wolfgang Rihm's intensely passionate and romantic String Quartet no. 3 "Im Innersten".
Praised for its "powerhouse playing" by the Chicago Sun-Timesg , the JACK Quartet maintains a steady appetite for today's most demanding string quartet repertoire. Comprising violinists Christopher Otto and Ari Streisfeld, violist John Pickford Richards, and cellist Kevin McFarland, the quartet has giveng high-energy performances in Europe and North America including appearances at Carnegie Hall, La Biennale di Venezia, the Lucerne Festival, WDR 3 in Germany, and the Festival Internacional de Música Contemporánea de Michoacán.
Saturday, March 15th, 7 PM
Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001)
Helmut Lachenmann (b. 1935)
Gran Torso (1972)
Wolfgang Rihm (b. 1952)
String Quartet no. 3 "Im Innersten" (1976)