13/05/25/20:00 Sound Shapes Featuring The Jack Quartet

May 25, Perimeter Institute

8 PM

Admission $35 ($25 for students)


  John Cage
   String Quartet in Four Parts
Helmut Lachenmann
   String Quartet no. 3, "Grido"
Rob Wannamaker
   Three Test Signals 
Hans Abrahamsen
   String Quartet No. 4


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."

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