October 16, 2022

Jupiter String Quartet

7:30 PM at the Sunset Center | Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

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Program

Charles Ives String Quartet No. 1 

Michi Wiancko To Unpathed Waters, Undreamed Shores 

George Walker “Lyric” from String Quartet No. 1 

F. Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 6 in F Minor, op. 80

“… an ensemble of eloquent intensity …one of the mainstays of the American chamber music scene.” 

— The New Yorker

Members

Nelson Lee, violin 

Meg Freivogel, violin 

Liz Freivogel, viola 

Daniel McDonough, cello

About The Ensemble

Now in its 20th year, the Jupiter String Quartet derived its name from the most prominent planet in the sky. The astrological symbol for Jupiter resembles the number four. The musicians place a strong emphasis on developing relationships with future classical music audiences through educational performances within schools and other community centers. They believe that, because of the intensity of its interplay and communication, chamber music is one of the most effective ways of spreading an enthusiasm for “classical” music to new audiences.


The quartet has performed across the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Americas in some of the world’s finest halls, including New York City’s Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center, London’s Wigmore Hall, Boston’s Jordan Hall, Mexico City's Palacio de Bellas Artes, Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center and Library of Congress, Austria’s Esterhazy Palace, and Seoul’s Sejong Chamber Hall.


The Jupiter String Quartet feels a particular connection to the core string quartet repertoire; they have presented the complete Bartok string quartets at the University of Illinois and the complete cycle of Beethoven string quartets at the Aspen Music Festival and School, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Lanaudiere Festival in Quebec. Also strongly committed to new music, they have commissioned string quartets from Michi Wiancko, Syd Hodkinson, Hannah Lash, Dan Visconti, and Kati Agócs; a quintet with baritone voice by Mark Adamo; and a piano quintet by Pierre Jalbert.