JACK String Quartet

January 29, 2016 - 8:00pm
Old Cabell Hall


The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music presents the JACK Quartet in concert on Friday, January 29th at 8:00 p.m. in Old Cabell Hall.

The JACK Quartet operates as a nonprofit organization dedicated to the performance, commissioning, and spread of new string quartet music. The quartet has led workshops with young performers and composers at Princeton University, Yale University, Harvard University, New York University, Columbia University, the Eastman School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, June in Buffalo, New Music on the Point, and at the Darmstadt Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik.


"...superheroes of the new music world..." - David Weininger, Boston Globe

"...such energy and panache that the performance becomes a wholly new, involving experience."  - Andrew Clements, Guardian


Comprising violinists Christopher Otto and Ari Streisfeld, violist John Pickford Richards, and cellist Kevin McFarland, JACK is focused on the commissioning and performance of new works. The recipient of Lincoln Center's Martin E. Segal Award, New Music USA's Trailblazer Award, and the CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, JACK has performed to critical acclaim around the globe.

“The string quartet may be a 250-year-old contraption, but young, brilliant groups like the JACK Quartet are keeping it thrillingly vital.”—The Washington Post

"...the go-to quartet for contemporary music, tying impeccable musicianship to intellectual ferocity and a take-no-prisoners sense of commitment... - Stephen Brookes, Washington Post

Full Schedule:

JACK Quartet – Master Class 
Friday, January 29th, 2016 | B18 Old Cabell Hall | 9:30am |  FREE

JACK Quartet – POP-UP Concert 
Friday, January 29th, 2016 | Music Library | 3:30-5pm | FREE

JACK Quartet Concert – Performing New Works for String Quartet & Electronics 
Friday, January 29th, 2016 | Old Cabell Hall | 8:00pm | FREE 

Sponsored by the U.Va. Arts Council | Enriching the Arts on Grounds

All events are subject to change. For more information call the Music Department at 434.924.3052


McIntire Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

Email: music@virginia.edu