Jupiter String Quartet: Reflection and Renewal – Part I

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is presenting a free, digitally delivered four-part concert series featuring the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Music’s Jupiter String Quartet. The tight-knit ensemble consisting of violinists Nelson Lee and Meg Freivogel, violist Liz Freivogel (Meg’s older sister), and cellist Daniel McDonough (Meg’s husband, Liz’s brother-in-law) is in their 19th year together. Of their in-demand and award-winning artistry, The New Yorker remarked, “The Jupiter String Quartet, an ensemble of eloquent intensity, has matured into one of the mainstays of the American chamber-music scene.

For this new Krannert Center Reflection and Renewal series, the quartet explores diverse composers and themes. They have chosen programs with contrasting styles and genres of music, each moving from a quartet masterpiece in a minor key to a more hopeful, major-key contemporary work. The quartet’s hope is that each short concert and the personal reflections the members will share will provide a musical meditation for audiences. The performances will be viewable on-demand beginning at noon on the day of each concert through March 5, 2021.


Reflection and Renewal with Jupiter String Quartet – Part I

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 95, “Serioso” – IV. Larghetto espressivo—Allegretto agitato—Allegro
Kati Agócs: Imprimatur

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.

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