May 18, 2012: JACK Quartet

The JACK Quartet 

May 18, 2012 – 7:30 PM

Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse

$20 ($12/student/senior)

The JACK Quartet performs works by UW composition faculty members Joel-François Durand, Huck Hodge, Richard Karpen, and Juan Pampin

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 Postcommented, “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.”

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