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Jupiter String Quartet with Gloria Chien, piano: American Prism

The Jupiter String Quartet, an “ensemble of eloquent intensity,” performs to acclaim across the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and South America in the world’s finest halls—including Krannert Center’s Foellinger Great Hall at the University of Illinois where the Jupiter is Quartet-in-Residence (The New Yorker). Joining the quartet for a portion of this concert is pianist Gloria Chien who leads a diverse musical life as a noted performer, concert presenter, and educator. Selected by the Boston Globe as one of its Superior Pianists of the year, “who appears to excel in everything,” Chien performs frequently with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. The evening’s program, American Prism, is inspired by diverse US musical traditions as they are brought to life in string quartets by American composers from the last 125 years. To conclude the program, Gloria Chien will join the quartet for Amy Beach’s Piano Quintet, Op. 67, a beautifully rhapsodic work by one of the earliest female American composers to be widely recognized for her work.

Ives: “Chorale” from String Quartet No. 1

Bolcom: “Incineratorag” from Three Rags

Price: Five Folksongs in Counterpoint
II Andantino
III Andantino cantabile
IV Allegro

Tower: In Memory

Walker: Lyric for String Quartet

Adams: John’s Book of Alleged Dances
Pavane: She’s So Fine
Toot Nipple


Beach: Piano Quintet, Op. 67

This performance will last approximately one hour and forty minutes including a 20-minute intermission.

If you can, show your love for the arts by purchasing an “Advocate” ticket; the additional ticket cost directly benefits Krannert Center.

Tickets for this event will go on sale to the public at 10am on Tuesday, October 5. Tickets will be sold online only as mobile or print-at-home tickets and are not available for purchase by phone or at the Ticket Office counter. Before the on-sale date, please visit Krannert Center’s online ticket office to ensure you have or can create an active account. If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel welcome to contact the Ticket Office at 217.333.6280 or kran-tix [at] illinois.edu. All 2021-2022 ticket on-sale dates are now available. To learn about early ticket-buying opportunities, please contact Krannert Center’s Advancement team: 217.333.6700 or advancement [at] krannertcenter.illinois.edu.

As part of the University of Illinois, Krannert Center follows U of I guidelines regarding face coverings and other COVID-19 safety protocols. These guidelines change as conditions change, so we will continue to adjust our practices and keep you informed throughout the season. At this time, face coverings are required in indoor university spaces such as Krannert Center. Face coverings must be worn throughout any event or performance.

Additional performance by the Jupiter String Quartet:
Tu Feb 1 with Imani Winds: (im)migration: music of change

Event Details

Foellinger Great Hall
Th Nov 04, 2021 - 7:30pm CT
Advocate 50 / Standard 25 / SC 20 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10