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JACK Quartet
JACK Quartet
 


JACK Quartet
Friday, March 16

7:30 p.m.
A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall
School of Music
10th St. & College Hill
Greenville, NC


[ALMOST SOLD OUT!  JUST A FEW $10 TICKETS still available for JACK via 1-800-ECU-ARTS!]


Jason Eckardt, Subject (2011)
Edward Jacobs, Marginalia (2009)
Helmut Lachenmann, String Quartet No. 3 "Grido" (2001)
Andrew Rindfleisch, String Quartet No. 1 (rev. 2012)

The JACK Quartet electrifies audiences worldwide with "explosive virtuosity" (Boston Globe) and "viscerally exciting performances" (New York Times). David Patrick Stearns (Philadelphia Inquirer) proclaimed their performance as being "among the most stimulating new-music concerts of my experience." The Washington Post commented, "The string quartet may be a 250-year-old contraption, but young, brilliant groups like the JACK Quartet are keeping it thrillingly vital." Alex Ross (New Yorker) hailed their performance of Iannis Xenakis' complete string quartets as being "exceptional" and "beautifully harsh," and Mark Swed (Los Angeles Times) called their sold-out performances of Georg Friedrich Haas' String Quartet No. 3 In iij. Noct. "mind-blowingly good."

The quartet has performed to critical acclaim at Wigmore Hall (London), Les Flâneries Musicales de Reims (France), Ultraschall Festival für Neue Musik (Germany), Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ (Netherlands), Festival Internacional Cervantino (Mexico), Donaueschinger Musiktage (Germany), Darmstadt Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik (Germany), Library of Congress, Kimmel Center, La Biennale di Venezia (Italy), Lucerne Festival (Switzerland), and Carnegie Hall.