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Jupiter String Quartet with Jon Nakamatsu, piano

Jon Nakamatsu, piano

The esteemed string quartet-in-residence at the University of Illinois opens Krannert Center’s 2019-20 Classical Mix Series. “One of the mainstays of the American chamber music scene,” the Jupiter String Quartet has invited pianist Jon Nakamatsu—known internationally for the panache and elegance of his solo, concerto, and chamber performances—to join them for Brahms’ Piano Quintet (New Yorker). In 1997, while he was a high school teacher of German with no formal conservatory training, Nakamatsu’s electrifying performance of Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto won him the Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition amidst a field of experienced competition warriors and launched his ensuing distinguished performance career.

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1
Janáček: String Quartet No. 1, “Kreutzer Sonata”
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34

Other performances by the Jupiter String Quartet:

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Event Details

Foellinger Great Hall
Tu Sep 17, 2019 - 7:30pm
Pick Five+: 31 / SC 26 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Single: 33 / SC 28 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Choral Balcony: 15 / UI & YTH 10 Classical Mix Series (6 events): 145 / SC 130 / STU 75 / UI & YTH 50