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JACK Quartet Review

JACK Quartet performed a sold-out concert at the Warhol on Saturday night with a program that included the world premiere of music department faculty member Amy Williams' Richter Textures, a work written for JACK through a commission from the Fromm Foundation. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette classical music critic Andrew Druckenbord was there and had this to say about Williams' new work:

"Ms. Williams' work was austere, marked by sparse timbre and clipped notes. Each section was pulled taut despite the different techniques: tone clusters hung slowly in one, raspy tones from bows on fingerboards in another, echo pings in yet another. They related to each other with theme-and-variations integrity, a line JACK Quartet pulled compellingly."

You can read more about the concert here.

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