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Reflection and Renewal with Jupiter String Quartet

Nelson Lee, violin
Meg Freivogel, violin
Liz Freivogel, viola
Daniel McDonough, cello

The Jupiter String Quartet—quartet-in-residence at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign—presents a virtual performance series, having chosen programs featuring contrasting styles and genres of music. Each performance moves from a minor-key quartet masterwork to a more hopeful, major-key contemporary work. The quartet members will offer personal reflections regarding each short program in hopes of providing a musical meditation for their audiences.

View each program at 12 noon on its release date and through Mar 5, 2021.

Feb 5
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 95, “Serioso”
    Larghetto espressivo—Allegretto agitato—Allegro
Agócs: Imprimatur (String Quartet #2)
Commissioned jointly by the Harvard Musical Association; Aspen Music Festival and School, Robert Spano, Music Director; and Krannert Center in honor of the Jupiter String Quartet’s 15th Anniversary.

Feb 12
Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden”
    Andante con moto
Wiancko: To Unpathed Waters, Undreamed Shores
    Movement 6: “Follow the Water”
    Movement 7: “Rise Up”
Written for the Jupiter String Quartet with commissioning support from Krannert Center and Bay Chamber Concerts in celebration of the organization’s 60th anniversary.

Feb 19
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 6 in F Minor, Op. 80
    Allegro vivace assai
Haydn: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 76, No. 5
    Largo. Cantabile e mesto
Visconti: Excerpts from Ramshackle Songs
Commissioned by the Fromm Foundation for the Jupiter String Quartet.

Feb 26
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 12
    Andante espressivo
    Molto allegro e vivace
Walker: Lyric for Strings
Bolcom: “Incineratorag” from Three Rags for String Quartet

Each program will last from 20 to 30 minutes.

Open captioning will be provided for the spoken portions of the programs.

If you require any accommodations for this event, please contact us two weeks in advance at kcpa-eventsoffice [at] illinois.edu.

If you believe in the life-affirming experiences that Krannert Center and the performing arts at Illinois make possible, please make a gift: advancement@krannertcenter.illinois.edu, KrannertCenter.com/Give, or faa.illinois.edu/giving. During the COVID-19 pandemic and associated program cancellations, your support can ensure the Center’s ongoing stability.

Event Details

FR FEB 5-FR MAR 5, 2021
Free Event links will be available on the day of the event at noon.