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Jupiter String Quartet: Reflection and Renewal

February 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm CST

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is presenting a free, digitally delivered four-part concert series featuring the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Music’s Jupiter String Quartet. The tight-knit ensemble consisting of violinists Nelson Lee and Meg Freivogel, violist Liz Freivogel (Meg’s older sister), and cellist Daniel McDonough (Meg’s husband, Liz’s brother-in-law) is in their 19th year together. Of their in-demand and award-winning artistry, The New Yorker remarked, “The Jupiter String Quartet, an ensemble of eloquent intensity, has matured into one of the mainstays of the American chamber-music scene.”

For this new Krannert Center Reflection and Renewal series, the quartet explores diverse composers and themes. They have chosen programs with contrasting styles and genres of music, each moving from a quartet masterpiece in a minor key to a more hopeful, major-key contemporary work. The quartet’s hope is that each short concert and the personal reflections the members will share will provide a musical meditation for audiences. The performances will be viewable on demand beginning at noon on the day of each concert through March 5, 2021.

Reflection and Renewal with Jupiter String Quartet

Part I on Friday, February 5, 2021 at 12pm CST

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 95, “Serioso” – IV. Larghetto espressivo—Allegretto agitato—Allegro Kati Agócs: Imprimatur

Part II on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 12pm CST

Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden” – II. Andante con moto Michi Wiancko: To Unpathed Waters, Undreamed Shores – VI. “Follow the Water” & VII. “Rise Up”

Part III on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 12pm CST

Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 6 in F Minor, Op. 80 – II. Allegro vivace assai Haydn: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 76, No. 5 – II. Largo. Cantabile e mesto Dan Visconti: excerpts from Ramshackle Songs

Part IV on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 12pm CST

Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 12 – IV. Molto allegro e vivace George Walker: Lyric for Strings William Bolcom: “Incineratorag” from Three Rags for String Quartet

Learn more on their website here.