The Jupiter String Quartet stands at the forefront of the younger generation of classical chamber music ensembles. Formed in 2002, the quartet-in-residence at the University of Illinois School of Music concertizes across the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and South America performing in the world’s finest halls, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, London’s Wigmore Hall, Mexico City’s Palacio de Bellas Artes, the Esterházy Palace in Austria, Seoul’s National Arts Center and Sejong Chamber Hall, and Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center.
Pianist-Composer Michael Brown, recently named composer-in-residence with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO) for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons, joins the quartet for this all-Schumann program. Winner of a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant and alum of Krannert Center’s Sunday Salon Series, Brown has been described by The New York Times as a “young piano visionary” and “one of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performer-composers,” and by International Piano as "one of the most refined of all pianist-composers."
Schumann: Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 41, No. 1
Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44
This performance will run approximately one hour and 43 minutes, and includes a 20-minute intermission.
Guests are invited to join Krannert Center in helping children stay warm this winter. Bring new or gently used coats, mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, and ear muffs for this season's clothing drive. There is a special need this year for large and extra-large coats for middle school boys. All collected items will go to the Champaign Unit 4 School District and Urbana School District 116. Donation boxes will be available in the lobby near Intermezzo cafe.