University of Pittsburgh

Music on the Edge: JACK Quartet

February 25, 2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Tickets available through ProArtsTickets

Co-presented with The Andy Warhol Museum

The JACK Quartet premieres Pitt faculty composer Amy Williams’ new string quartet, Richter Textures.

"Mind-blowingly good...” —The Los Angeles Times

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," and NPR listed their performance as one of "The Best New York Alt-Classical Concerts Of 2010." 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's recording of Xenakis' complete string quartets appeared on "Best Of" lists from the Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, New Yorker, NPR, and as "one of 2009's most impressive recordings" from Time Out New York.

Tickets are available in advance through ProArtsTickets. General admission is $15; students and seniors are $10. Visit www.proartstickets.org or call 412-394-3353. At the door: General admission is $20; students and seniors are $15.

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