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.
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 for the Performing Arts/University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in honor of the Jupiter String Quartet’s 15th Anniversary.
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 for the Performing Arts/University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Bay Chamber Concerts in celebration of the organization’s 60th anniversary.
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.
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 12
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.
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