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JACK Quartet

Sun 7 Apr 2024
Duration (approx)
2 hours
25 minutes

Adult $70 | Concession $65 | Student $35

Complimentary afternoon tea will be served during the interval.

Photo: Shervin Lainez

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'... expert in the most ferociously difficult modern scores...'
The New Yorker

Christopher Otto (violin), Austin Wulliman (violin), John Richards (viola) and Jay Campbell (cello) are the JACK Quartet. Formed in 2005 and based in New York City, this fearless foursome are champions for many of today's most creative voices (John Luther Adams, Caroline Shaw, Liza Lim, and Elliott Carter, to name only a few). The JACK Studio program has commissioned over forty composers to date, dismantling outmoded classical music pipelines through residencies, readings and recordings.

The quartet's singular devotion to innovation and experimentation yields a radical embodiment of the technical, musical and emotional aspects of every work they touch, creating performances that 'are a model of flawless ensemble and intonation' (Gramophone). Among their honours are three GRAMMY nominations; an Avery Fischer Career Grant; the Fromm Music Foundation Prize; and Lincoln Center's Martin E. Segal Award. We are honoured to present an ensemble universally recognised as one of the most respected experimental string quartets performing today. 


Nathaniel Giles (1553–1633)
Miserere (arr. Christopher Otto) (5')

Elliott Carter (1908–2012)
String Quartet No. 1 (42')

I. Fantasia. Maestoso – Allegro scorrevole
II. Allegro scorrevole – Adagio
III. Variations


Liza Lim (b. 1966)
String Creatures (26')

I. Cat's Cradle (3 diagrams of grief)
II. Untethered
III. A nest is woven from the inside out

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